Science: Diggers, Oct. 9, 1950

In some parts of the world not too disturbed for archeology, the diggers were busy last week filling in with spades and delicate brushes a few blank pages of history.

Neolithic New Yorkers. U.S. archeology is mostly concerned with Indians, who are more appreciated now than in the early settlers' days. Dr. William A. Ritchie, New York State Archeologist, told how he dated Indian remains by means of carbon 14 in charcoal from long-dead campfires.

Carbon 14, faintly radioactive, is formed in the upper atmosphere by cosmic rays. AH carbon in living things contains...

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