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Radiocarbon dating an archaeological perspective by Taylor, R. E.

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Published by Academic Press in Orlando .
Written in English


  • Archaeological dating.,
  • Radiocarbon dating.

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Edition Notes

StatementR.E. Taylor.
LC ClassificationsCC78 .T39 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2728294M
ISBN 100126848602
LC Control Number86022222

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The book will also be good for physicists who want to work with archaeologists and apply their knowledge in radiocarbon dating. Show less Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective provides a review of some of the major advances and accomplishments of the 14C method from an archaeological perspective. This book is Libby's description of the theory and science of radiocarbon dating. It is technical, but approachable for a general reader with some science background. I can get much of the gist without delving into the deepest details or formulas. It is quite dated, I suspect, but fascinating for being in the author's scientist voice/5(2). Radiocarbon Dating inaugurates a new series, "Interpreting the Past," published jointly by the British Museum and the University of California Press. Approaching archaeological techniques and artifacts from an interpretive viewpoint, the series looks in detail at specific classes of artifacts that have contributed most to our knowledge of the past, and at particular/5. Radiocarbon is the international journal of record for technical and interpretive articles and date lists relevant to 14 C and other radioisotopes and techniques used in archaeological, geophysical, oceanographic, and related dating. Since it was founded in Radiocarbon has published many seminal works and is typically the venue for the triennial International Radiocarbon .

In the s a new procedure became available. This technique involves the direct counting of carbon atoms through the use of the accelerator mass spectrometer and has the advantage of being able to use sample sizes up to 1, times smaller than those used by conventional radiocarbon dating. Carbon dating the Dead Sea Scrolls refers to a series of radiocarbon dating tests performed on the Dead Sea Scrolls, first by the AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) lab of the Zurich Institute of Technology in and then by the AMS Facility at the University of Arizona in Tucson in – There was also a historical test of a piece of linen performed in by Willard . The main force driving technical development of the radiocarbon dating technique is the wide spectrum of applications that cross interdisciplinary boundaries of Earth and social : Irka Hajdas. Radiocarbon is the main international journal of record for research articles and date lists relevant to 14 C and other radioisotopes and techniques used in archaeological, geophysical, oceanographic, and related dating. The journal is published quarterly. We also publish conference proceedings and monographs on topics related to our fields of interest.

The isotopes []. There are three important isotopes underlying the process of radiocarbon dating.. 14 N (nitrogen) is converted to 14 C (carbon) in the upper atmosphere as a result of bombardment by neutrons in so-called cosmic rays: high-energy particles bombarding the Earth's atmosphere from outer an isotope is said to be formation, the . Radiocarbon 28(2A) Mook WG, van der Plicht J. Reporting 14 C activities and concentrations. Radiocarbon 41(3)– Stuiver M. Workshop on 14 C data reporting. Radiocarbon 22(3)–6. Stuiver M. Business meeting: international agreements and the use of the new oxalic acid standard. Radiocarbon25(2)–5.   This volume is a major revision and expansion of Taylor’s seminal book Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective. It covers the major advances and accomplishments of the 14C method in archaeology and analyzes factors that affect the accuracy and precision of 14C-based age by: The introduction of radiocarbon dating had an enormous influence on both archaeology and geology—an impact often referred to as the “radiocarbon revolution.” Before Libby’s research, investigators in these fields had to rely on methods of dating that were merely relative, such as comparing the layers of a site in which artifacts were.