• Rudjer Bošković Institute Radiocarbon Measurements XII

      Srdoč, Dušan; Horvatinčić, Nada; Krajcar Bronić, Ines; Obelić, Bogomil; Sliepčević, Adela (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 1992-01-01)
      We present here radiocarbon analyses made since our previous list (Srdoč et al. 1989). Sample pretreatment, combustion and counting techniques are essentially the same as described previously (Srdoč, Breyer & Sliepčević 1971), supplemented by new techniques for groundwater processing (Srdoč et al. 1979). The calculation of ages follows conventional protocol (Stuiver & Polach 1977). These ages can be converted from the 5570-year half-life to the chronometrically more correct half-life of 5730 years by multiplying by the factor, 1.029. Ages and standard deviations of all samples are adjusted for stable isotope fractionation according to the recommendations in Stuiver and Polach (1977), except for groundwater, calcareous deposits and aquatic plants. The delta-13C values of the latter reflect the environmental conditions during their formation or growth rather than fractionation (Mook 1976; Krajcar Bronić et al. 1986; Marčenko et al. 1989). Thus, any percent modern (pMC) correction based on delta-13C values is meaningless or even misleading. Sample descriptions are prepared in collaboration with collectors and submitters. Calibrated ages were calculated using the program of Stuiver and Reimer (1987).