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14C Chronology of Mesolithic Sites from Poland and the Background of Environmental Changes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

Anna Pazdur
Affiliation:
Silesian University of Technology, Department of Radioisotopes, 44-100 Gliwice, Krzywoustego 2, Poland
Mariusz Fogtman
Affiliation:
Silesian University of Technology, Department of Radioisotopes, 44-100 Gliwice, Krzywoustego 2, Poland
Adam Michczyński
Affiliation:
Silesian University of Technology, Department of Radioisotopes, 44-100 Gliwice, Krzywoustego 2, Poland
Jacek Pawlyta
Affiliation:
Silesian University of Technology, Department of Radioisotopes, 44-100 Gliwice, Krzywoustego 2, Poland
Miroslaw Zając
Affiliation:
Archeological Museum in Kraków, 31-002 Kracow, Senacka 3, Poland
Corresponding
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Abstract

Mesolithic sites in modern Poland are mainly located in the southern part of the country. Radiocarbon dating of organic material, such as charcoals, wood, and peat, provide a time frame of human settlements in those regions, and dating of speleothems and peat formations provide information on climatic conditions and the timing of climatic change in the region. Here, we present the results of calibrated 14C ages from 3 main Mesolithic sites: Glanów, Chwalim, and Całowanie. Summary probability density distributions of the calendar ages were obtained, and time ranges were ascribed to the cultures in conjunction with archaeological information. These distributions also reveal the changes in human settlement.

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