chapter  9
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Conformation of Botanical or Bio- Based Materials by Radiocarbon and Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis

Isotopic analysis, including both stable isotopes and radiogenic nuclides, had its origin in support of the geological sciences. For decades, the multitude of long-lived, naturally occurring radionuclides and their stable daughter products have been useful as geochronometers and proxies for such processes as continental crust formation and sedimentation rates in the world’s oceans [1].