Archaeologic Sherd Dating: Comparison of Thermoluminescence Dates with Radiocarbon Dates by Beta Counting and Accelerator Techniques

R A Johnson, J J Stipp, M A Tamers, Georges Bonani, Martin Suter, Willy Wölfli
1986 Radiocarbon: An International Journal of Cosmogenic Isotope Research  
Sherds can be dated by four independent methods: 14C beta counting on associated material, accelerator mass spectrometry on carbon traces on and within the sherd, thermoluminescence studies on minerals within the sherd, and stylistic form. Age analyses of materials and sherds from several sites are shown in this work. Each technique has its own frequently encountered non-laboratory sources of error. A combination of at least two independent techniques is indispensable for the highest level of
more » ... highest level of confidence.
doi:10.1017/s0033822200007943 fatcat:6qksdhsewrhr7e5ev2xj5u55ku