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You could see they had worn it and the straps were not there any more and you could just imagine somebody going 'I'm not wearing these one more day – I need new shoes' and flinging it to the back of the cave.It is somebody's sweaty little footprints right there and all of a sudden, you feel like you're there 2000 years ago."These days Prior rarely gets to hold the objects her team is dating.Prior planned to be a "regular scientist", like her aerospace engineer father.But as a little girl her parents took her to the archaeological sites of Colorado's Mesa Verde.Prior planned to be a ‘‘regular scientist’’, like her aerospace engineer father.But she became hooked on archaeology after her parents took her as a little girl to the archaeological sites of Colorado’s Mesa Verde.Scientists conventionally use radioactivity to determine the age of objects, most notably carbon-14 dating.It is used in dating things such as bone, cloth, wood and plant fibres.
“In order to know about our pre-historic and historic times, we need to establish the exact date of events.
The Accelerator Mass Spectrometry technique, however, enables one to use small amount of samples and determine the date precisely within one hour, which radioactive-dating technique would have taken few years.
The Rs 10-crore national facility will come up at Mumbai University’s Kalina campus.
Lab manager Dr Christine Prior already has bad news for another client – an art authenticator in Hong Kong.
The drinking vessels made from rhino horn she sent for radiocarbon dating turned out to be modern fakes.