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Interpreting Radiocarbon Dates Using Evidence from Tree Rings

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

Alex Bayliss
Affiliation:
English Heritage, 23 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ET, United Kingdom
Ian Tyers
Affiliation:
English Heritage, 23 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ET, United Kingdom
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Abstract

Often it is not possible to date a sample of wood from the final growth ring of the tree from which it came. In these cases, an “old-wood offset” is apparent. A number of quantitative approaches for the assessment of this offset are available, dependent on the actual tree rings that have been dated. A range of examples are given, demonstrating how such radiocarbon measurements can be interpreted using additional information from archaeology and dendrochronology.

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