The Erlangen AMS Facility and Its Applications in 14C Sediment and Bone Dating
accelerator mass spectroscopy
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CitationKretschmer, W., Anton, G., Benz, M., Blasche, S., Erler, G., Finckh, E., ... & Küster, H.. (1998). The Erlangen AMS facility and its applications in 14C sediment and bone dating. Radiocarbon, 40(1), 231-238.
DescriptionFrom the 16th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Gronigen, Netherlands, June 16-20, 1997.
AbstractWe report here on the radiocarbon dating of sediment samples from Bavaria using the Erlangen accelerator mass spectrometry facility. The absolute time calibration of different sediment profiles, together with pollen analyses, should establish a better chronology of climate and vegetation during Holocene in Bavaria. For an enhanced reliability of sediment dating, we measured different fractions such as bulk sediments, pollen grains, macrofossils and humic acids. For these fraction, we describe the separation methods and conversion to sputter targets. Furthermore, we discuss the sample preparation for the dating of bones and present some results.