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Bones, shells, wood, charcoal, peat, linen, wool, and parchment are the common materials submitted for radiocarbon testing.
Metal and stones cannot be directly dated unless they have organic materials embedded in them.
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Materials such as charcoal, wood, peat, and textiles typically undergo the acid-alkali-acid (AAA) method before radiocarbon dating.
Animals and plants naturally incorporate both the C-12 and C-14 during their lifetimes.
The pretreatment method employed depends on the type of sample and the possible contaminants.
When roots of plants penetrate wood, charcoal, soil, or bones, modern carbon is already introduced to them.
This occurrence can make the samples seem younger than their true age.
Artificial contamination refers to the introduction of contaminants by man during the collection, field conservation, or packaging of the samples.
Labeling of bone samples with animal glue is an example of artificial contamination.