Flora and Fauna | Science

Radiocarbon Clues Help Track Down Poached Elephant Ivory

NPR | July 2, 2013 11 a.m.

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Christopher Joyce

Scientists have developed a new method for figuring out the age of a piece of ivory, which in many cases can also reveal the date of the elephant’s death. Ivory trade has been banned since 1989, so if a piece of ivory suggests an elephant died after that year, there’s a good chance its owner is holding illegal goods.

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