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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Professor makes top 10 discovery

"Marvin Rowe, professor emeritus of chemistry was honored in the January 2011 issue of Archaeology Magazine for the "Top 10 Discoveries of 2010"; before that, he was honored at the annual meeting of the American Rock Art Research Association in March 2010." (Source)
    "Rowe's discovery created a nondestructive technique that permits scientists to date valuable, rare and unique perishable organic archaeological artifacts without visible change to the artifact. The ordinary radiocarbon dating is a three-step process that results in the destruction of the artifact." (Source)

    "Hopefully his technique will be adopted by more archaeologists and the knowledge of our past can be expanded, without sacrificing artifacts," said Elmo Mawk, senior lecturer for the Department of Chemistry. (Source)
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