Towards a Radiocarbon Chronology of the Late-Glacial: Sample Selection Strategies

M J C Walker, C Bryant, G R Coope, D D Harkness, J J Lowe, E M Scott
2001 Radiocarbon: An International Journal of Cosmogenic Isotope Research  
This paper outlines a dating program designed to test the reproducibility of radiocarbon dates on different materials of Late-Glacial age (plant macrofossils, fossil beetle remains, and the "humic" and "humin" chemical fractions of limnic sediments) using a combination of radiometric (beta counting) and accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) techniques. The results have implications for the design of sampling strategies and for the development of improved dating protocols, both of which are
more » ... of which are important if a high-precision14C chronology for the Late-Glacial is to be achieved.
doi:10.1017/s0033822200041679 fatcat:wwhqjlydvjarbm6czxtx6qr4fy