Strengths and limitations of radiocarbon dating
Although age indicators are called ‘clocks’ they aren’t, because all ages result from calculations that necessarily involve making assumptions about the past.
Always the starting time of the ‘clock’ has to be assumed as well as the way in which the speed of the clock has varied over time.
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Sometimes, but rarely, the drink is made from the ayahuasca vine alone; almost invariably other plants are added.
However, to draw this conclusion we have to assume that the rate of cratering has been the same in the past as it is now.These additional ingredients are most often the leaves of any of three compañeros, companion plants—the shrub chacruna, It is in fact the companion plant that contains the potent hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine.But DMT, when taken orally, is inactivated by peripheral monoamine oxidase-A, an enzyme found in the lining of the stomach, whose function is precisely to oxidize molecules containing an NH ingestion—using a route other than the digestive tract, such as smoking, injection, or inhalation—which bypasses the MAO in the stomach lining.Combining the ingredients of the ayahuasca drink allows the DMT to produce its hallucinogenic effect when ingested orally—a unique solution that apparently developed only in the Upper Amazon.The gastrointestinal effects of the beta-carboline MAO inhibitors additionally make the ayahuasca drink a powerful emetic and purgative. Writers on ayahuasca have often proposed that the use of the drink is very ancient; the date of about 5000 years BP recurs frequently.
There are three main reasons for doing this: firstly, repair materials which match the originals will provide some continuity with the past, keeping intervention to the minimum; secondly, by matching the original materials and techniques closely, the repair materials will age in a similar way as the original; and finally, modern materials and techniques introduced in past repair work have often proved to be incompatible with the original, causing accelerated deterioration of building fabric.