Radiocarbon Dating of Peat Profile with Metallurgy Industry Evidence
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Department of Radioisotopes (GADAM Centre of Excellence), Institute of Physics, Silesian University of Technology, Krzywoustego 2, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Online publication date: 2010-04-26
Publication date: 2010-01-01
Geochronometria 2010;35:3-9
In this work an age model for a peat core from the site near Żyglin, based on 14C is presented. The investigated profile is marked with some possible evidence of early human activity in this region. The earliest metallurgy industry is expected to correspond with charcoal production and the recent increase of metal content in this profile. In this work the Quantulus 1220™ recently purchased was used for 14C dating with liquid scintillation counting (LSC) technique. Therefore results of calibration, tests and verification with use of samples from inter-comparison programs (VIRI, FIRI) are also presented.
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