Contribution of Radiocarbon Dating to the Chronology of Eneolithic in Campania (Italy)
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CIRCE, Environmental Sciences Department, Second University of Naples, and INNOVA, Caserta, Italy
Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici di Avellino e Salerno, Italy
Dendrochronological Laboratory Bratislava and Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University, Slovakia
Online publication date: 2010-05-03
Publication date: 2010-01-01
Geochronometria 2010;35:25-33
The paper presents new and important 14C data from eight Eneolithic sites in Campania measured at the Centre for Isotopic Research of Cultural and Environmental Heritage (CIRCE) AMS laboratory in Caserta (Italy). Twenty-four 14C determinations on bone and charcoal are used here for chronological reconstruction of human habitation and dating of some volcanic eruptions affecting the settlement activity. Our research has shed new light on absolute chronology of the whole Campanian Eneolithic, a period of profound cultural transformations triggered by introduction and use of metals, in particular copper.
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