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14C and 234U-Excess Dating of Groundwater in the Haifa Bay Region Israel

  • Vasily Rogojin (a1), Israel Carmi (a2) and Joel Kronfeld (a1)

Abstract

Radiocarbon activities and uranium isotopic disequilibria were measured in water samples from both the sandy Pleistocene coastal aquifer and within the upper Cretaceous Judea Group carbonate aquifer of northwestern Israel. The samples in both aquifers exhibit a decrease in 14C activity that is concomitant to the growth in 234U-excess. This suggests that under specific conditions, 234U-excess dating of groundwater can be used to corroborate 14C dates, while offering the possibility of extending the range of dating of groundwater beyond that of 14C.

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