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First of all, carbon dating is a highly inexact science to begin with. If you submit identical samples to different labs you will get widely differing results. Also, all labs I know of require the submission to describe where the sample came from and provide an estimated age of the sample. In fact, a lot of labs not only require you to estimate the age of ...


A lot of crafted items can be reasonably dated by how they were made, and what they were made of. How readily available a given material(in this case, stone) is can be influenced by a lot of factors; trade, weather, societal conditions, affluence in different social tiers, etc. The item's time period of origin can be narrowed down by substances found in ...

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