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  • Rights: University of Waikato
    Published 17 September 2009 Referencing Hub media
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    The results from the liquid scintillation spectrometer are carefully analysed and provide a radiocarbon age for the sample. To obtain a calendar age for the sample, this radiocarbon age needs to be compared against samples of known age by means of a calibration curve using a specially designed computer software application. This application uses a terrestrial calibration curve to calculate the calendar age.

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