Radiocarbon dating of the old ash of Aiton, Romania

Adrian Patrut, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Roxana T. Patrut, Laszlo Rakosy, Ileana-Andreea Raţiu, Daniel A. Lowy, Jenő Bodis, Karl F. Von Reden, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering si Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Valor Hungariae, Department of Science and Innovation (+2 others)
2018 Studia Universitatis Babe?-Bolyai Chemia  
The article reports the AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry) radiocarbon investigation results of the old common ash of Aiton. Five wood samples were collected from the trunk of the tree. The deepest ends of the samples were analysed by AMS radiocarbon. We found radiocarbon dates between 165 ± 20 BP and 240 ± 18 BP, which correspond to calibrated ages of 230 -360 years. These results, combined with a ring counting estimate, indicate an age of 330 ± 30 years for the ash of Aiton. By this value,
more » ... n. By this value, the ash of Aiton becomes the oldest known common ash with accurate dating results.
doi:10.24193/subbchem.2018.3.03 fatcat:kikpre73urdivhco5puixcgjau