Recommended sample sizes

Recommended quantity for archaeological dating of every sample material:

Sample Preferred Mass Minimum Mass
Bone >2 g 600 mg
Charcoal >20 mg 10 mg
Collagen 5 mg
Cremated bone 4-5 g 2 g
Food crust (charred food residue) >20 mg 10 mg
Leather >50 mg 30 mg
Oil 20 mg
Paper; cellulose >40 mg 20 mg
Peat (dried) 200 mg
Pigment 10 mg
Plants; Seeds 40 mg 20 mg
Shells; Corals; CaCO3 40 mg 20 mg
Soil; bottom sediment 1 g 200 mg
Textile >40 mg 20 mg
Tooth 1-2 teeth 1 tooth
Wood >50 mg 30 mg

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