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The Impact of Radiocarbon Dating on Old World Archaeology: Past Achievements and Future Expectations

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Half a century since radiocarbon was first used in the archaeology of the Old World, it seems that the expectations of W F Libby may be becoming a reality. In 1952 (Libby 1952:97), he wrote:

Archaeologists, geologists and palynologists are continually searching for the means to improve methods of counting time. The … relative chronologies lack precision and direct correlation with the calendar, except when they may be checked with, … for example, the calendar based on tree-ring counts.

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The Impact of Radiocarbon Dating on Old World Archaeology: Past Achievements and Future Expectations

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