Refinements to the IntCal09 and Marine09 radiocarbon calibration curves

IntCal Working Group

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Abstract

Radiocarbon dating forms the basis for many Late Quaternary chronologies but, due to the fluctuations in atmospheric levels of 14C, radiocarbon dates require calibration before they can be compared and/or combined with date estimates derived from other dating techniques. New and recently published 14C measurements on independently dated material, such as speleothems, foraminifera, coral and tree-rings, allow the IntCal Working Group to make new estimates of the radiocarbon calibration curves and provide the opportunity to evaluate the offsets observed between records. In addition floating tree-ring 14C chronologies, which are not absolutely dendro-dated, provide evidence for the magnitude of atmospheric 14C variations in different time periods which can be used to refine the calibration curves.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
EventINQUA XVIII Congress - Bern, Switzerland
Duration: 01 Jul 201101 Jul 2011

Conference

ConferenceINQUA XVIII Congress
CountrySwitzerland
CityBern
Period01/07/201101/07/2011

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    IntCal Working Group (2011). Refinements to the IntCal09 and Marine09 radiocarbon calibration curves. Paper presented at INQUA XVIII Congress, Bern, Switzerland.