Archaeologic Sherd Dating: Comparison of Thermoluminescence Dates with Radiocarbon Dates by Beta Counting and Accelerator Techniques
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CitationJohnson, R. A., Stipp, J. J., Tamers, M. A., Bonani, G., Suter, M., & Wölfli, W. (1986). Archaeologic sherd dating: Comparison of thermoluminescence dates with radiocarbon dates by beta counting and accelerator techniques. Radiocarbon, 28(2A), 719-725.
PublisherAmerican Journal of Science
DescriptionFrom the 12th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Trondheim, June 24-28, 1985.
AbstractSherds can be dated by four independent methods. 14C beta counting on associated material, accelerator mass spectrometry on carbon traces on and within the sherd, thermoluminescence studies on minerals within the sherd, and stylistic form. Age analyses of materials and sherds from several sites are shown in this work. Each technique has its own frequently encountered non-laboratory sources of error. A combination of at least two independent techniques is indispensable for the highest level of confidence.