• Comparison of U-Series and Radiocarbon Dates of Speleothems

      Goslar, Tomasz; Hercman, Helena; Pazdur, Anna (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2000-01-01)
      The paper presents a comparison of U-series and radiocarbon dates of speleothems collected in several caves in central and southern Europe and southeast Africa. Despite a large spread of dates, mainly due to contamination with younger carbon, the group of corresponding 14C and (super 230) Th/U ages of speleothem samples seems to be coherent with the previous suggestion of large deviation between the 14C and the absolute time scale between 35 and 45 ka BP. This agrees with the result of frequency analysis of published 14C and (super 230) Th/U ages of speleothem.