In dead material, the decayed 14C is not replaced and its concentration in the object decreases slowly.
To obtain a truly absolute chronology, corrections must be made, provided by measurements on samples of know age.
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Thermoluminescence dating: this method is associated with the effect of the high energy radiation emitted as a result of the decay or radioactive impurities.
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