A comparison of methods used for the calibration of radiocarbon dates

T. C. Aitchison, Morven Leese, D. J. Michczynska, W. G. Mook, R. L. Otlet, B. S. Ottaway, M. F. Pazdur, J. Van Der Plichd, P. J. Reimer, S. W. Robinson, E. M. Scott, Minze Stuiver, B. Wenninger

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Current calibration methods for single and replicate14C dates are compared. Various forms of tabular and graphic output are discussed. Results from all the methods show reasonable agreement but further methodological development and improvements in computer output are required. Comparison of existing techniques for a series of non-contemporaneous dates showed less agreement amongst participants on this issue. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-862
Number of pages17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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