• Radiocarbon Calibration by Means of Varves versus 14C Ages of Terrestrial Macrofossils from Lake Gościąż and Lake Perespilno, Poland

      Goslar, Tomasz; Arnold, Maurice; Tisnérat-Laborde Nadine; Hatté, Christine; Paterne, Martine; Ralska-Jasiewiczowa Magdalena (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2000-01-01)
      This paper presents radiocarbon dates of terrestrial macrofossils from Lakes Gosciaz and Perespilno, Poland. These data agree very well with most of the German pine calibration curve. In the Late Glacial, they generally agree with the data from Lake Suigetsu, Japan, and indicate constant or even increasing 14C age between 12.9 and 12.7 ka BP, rapid decline of 14C age around 12.6 ka BP, and a long plateau 10,400 14C BP around 12 ka BP. Correlation with corals and data from the Cariaco basin seems to support the concept of site-speficic, constant values of reservoir correction, in contradiction to those introduced in the INTCAL98 calibration. Around the Allerod/Younger Dryas boundary our data strongly disagree with those from the Cariaco basin, which reflects large discrepancy between calendar chronologies at that period. The older sequence from Lake Perespilno indicates two periods of rapid decline in 14C age, around 14.2 and 13.9 ka BP.