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Toward an Absolute Chronology at ELK Lake, Minnesota

  • Gerald E. Aardsma (a1)

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Radiocarbon measurements on organic carbon from the varved cores of Elk Lake, Minnesota suggest that the varve count may underestimate calendar years by 18% for the most recent 3800 varve years.

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Anderson, R. Y. 1993 The varve chronometer in Elk Lake: Record of climatic variability and evidence for solar-geomagnetic-14C-climate connection. In Bradbury, J. P. and Dean, W. E., eds., Elk Lake, Minnesota: Evidence for Rapid Climate Change in the North-Central United States. Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 276: 4567.
Anderson, R. Y., Bradbury, J. P., Dean, W. E. and Stuiver, M. 1993 Chronology of Elk Lake sediments: Coring, sampling, and time-series construction. In Bradbury, J. P. and Dean, W. E., eds., Elk Lake, Minnesota: Evidence for Rapid Climate Change in the North-Central United States. Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 276: 3743.
Sprowl, D. R. 1993 On the precision of the Elk Lake varve chronology. In Bradbury, J. P. and Dean, W. E., eds., Elk Lake, Minnesota: Evidence for Rapid Climate Change in the North-Central United States. Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 276: 6974.
Stuiver, M. and Becker, B. 1993 High-precision decadal calibration of the radiocarbon time scale, AD 1950–6000 BC. In Stuiver, M., Long, A. and Kra, R. S., eds., Calibration 1993. Radiocarbon 35(1): 5765.

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