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The first calibration curve for radiocarbon dating was based on a continuous tree-ring sequence stretching back to 8,000 years.

Calibration is not only done before an analysis but also on analytical results as in the case of radiocarbon dating—an analytical method that identifies the age of a material that once formed part of the biosphere by determining its carbon-14 content and tracing its age by its radioactive decay.

Carbon-14 is a naturally occurring isotope of the element carbon.

In later years, the use of accelerator mass spectrometers and the introduction of high-precision carbon dating have also generated calibration curves.

A high-precision radiocarbon calibration curve published by a laboratory in Belfast, Northern Ireland, used dendrochronology data based on the Irish oak.

Libraries of tree rings of different calendar ages are now available to provide records extending back over the last 11,000 years.

The trees often used as references are the bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) found in the USA and waterlogged Oak (Quercus sp.) in Ireland and Germany.

Suess’s curve, based on the bristlecone pine, used tree rings for its calendar axis.

There have been many calibration curves published since Suess’s curve, but their proliferation brought more problems than solutions.

The science of dendrochronology is based on the phenomenon that trees usually grow by the addition of rings, hence the name tree-ring dating.

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