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A 14C Calibration with AMS from 3500 to 3000 BC, Derived from A New High-Elevation Stone-Pine Tree-Ring Chronology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

Franz Dellinger
Affiliation:
Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA), Institut für Isotopenforschung und Kernphysik, Universität Wien, Währingerstrasse 17, A-1090 Wien, Austria
Walter Kutschera
Affiliation:
Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA), Institut für Isotopenforschung und Kernphysik, Universität Wien, Währingerstrasse 17, A-1090 Wien, Austria
Kurt Nicolussi
Affiliation:
Institut für Hochgebirgsforschung, Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Peter Schießling
Affiliation:
Institut für Hochgebirgsforschung, Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Peter Steier
Affiliation:
Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA), Institut für Isotopenforschung und Kernphysik, Universität Wien, Währingerstrasse 17, A-1090 Wien, Austria
Eva Maria Wild
Affiliation:
Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA), Institut für Isotopenforschung und Kernphysik, Universität Wien, Währingerstrasse 17, A-1090 Wien, Austria
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Abstract

High-precision radiocarbon accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) measurements of a new high-altitude stone-pine tree-ring chronology from the European Alps were performed for a 500-yr stretch in the second half of the 4th millennium BC. A 14C calibration curve with a typical 1-σ uncertainty of about 20 14C yr was achieved. Although the general agreement of our data set with INTCAL98 is very good (confirming once more that INTCAL98 is also proper for calibration of samples of extraordinary sites), we found small deviations of 17 ± 5 14C yr, indicating possible seasonal effects of the delayed growing season at high altitude.

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