• High-Resolution 14C Dating of Organic Deposits Using Natural Atmospheric 14C Variations

      Van Geel, Bas; Mook, Willem G. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 1989-01-01)
      The occurrence of atmospheric 14C variations complicates calibration, ie, the translation of 14C ages into real calendar ages. The procedure of wiggle matching, however, allows very precise calibration, by matching known 14C variations with wiggles in the floating chronology. In principle, wiggle matching can also be applied to a series of 14C dates from organic (peat) deposits. Where, in general, 14C ages are required at short distances and on small samples, dating by 14C accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is required.