Dating the time of birth: A radiocarbon calibration curve for human eye-lens crystallines
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Radiocarbon bomb-pulse dating has been used to measure the formation age of human eye-lens crystallines. Lens crystallines are special proteins in the eye-lens that consist of virtually inert tissue. The experimental data show that the radiocarbon ages to a large extent reflect the time of birth, in accordance with expectations. Moreover, it has been possible to develop an age model for the formation of the eye-lens crystallines. From this model a radiocarbon calibration curve for lens crystallines has been calculated. As a consequence, the time of birth of humans can be determined with an accuracy of a few years by radiocarbon dating.
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Reseach B|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - 14C, Time of birth, Bomb-pulse, Calibration, Forensics, Biomedicine