High-precision radiocarbon measurements of contemporaneous tree-ring wood from the British Isles and New Zealand: AD 1850-950.

A.G. Hogg, Gerry McCormac, T.F.G. Higham, Paula Reimer, Michael Baillie, J.G. Palmer

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Abstract

The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand and The Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland radiocarbon dating laboratories have undertaken a series of high-precision measurements on decadal samples of dendrochronologically dated oak (Quercus petraea) from Great Britain and cedar (Libocedrus bidwillii) and silver pine (Lagarostrobos colensoi) from New Zealand. The results show an average hemispheric offset over the 900 yr of measurement of 40±13 yr. This value is not constant but varies with a periodicity of about 130 yr. The Northern Hemisphere measurements confirm the validity of the Pearson et al. (1986) calibration dataset.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-640
Number of pages8
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume44 (3)
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

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