Drawing the Optimal Depth-Age Curve on the Basis of Calibrated Radiocarbon Dates
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Department of Geoinformatics and Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Online publication date: 2008-09-05
Publication date: 2008-01-01
Geochronometria 2008;31:1-5
The radiocarbon determination of age has the form of a complicated probability density function. In some cases however it is possible to exploit it in a precise way, in drawing the depth-age curve when a stratigraphic sequence of 14C ages is available. It is also possible to use this function in drawing the depth-age curve by hand. The necessary additional constraint on the depth-age curve adopted here is the simplicity of its shape, namely the low curvature.
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