The Riga Radiocarbon Laboratory began its serial measurements in 1971. Radiocarbon activity is measured by solution scintillation counters. Benzol, obtained by acetylene trimerization on vanadium pentoxide activated silicagel, is used as 14C activity carrier. The dates refer to 1950 according to the 5568-year half-life of 14C. The statistical error is 1σ (Veksler, Putans & Savvaitov, 1971).
We present data here of samples from coastal regions of the USSR, which reflect their geologic-geomorphologic development (Veksler et al, 1975; Veksler, Putans & Stelle, 1977; Veksler & Prede, 1986).