Archaeological Radiocarbon Dates for Studying the Population History in Eastern Fennoscandia
CitationOinonen, M., Pesonen, P., & Tallavaara, M. (2010). Archaeological radiocarbon dates for studying the population history in eastern Fennoscandia. Radiocarbon, 52(2), 393-407.
DescriptionFrom the 20th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Kona, Hawaii, USA, May 31-June 3, 2009.
AbstractIn this work, archaeological radiocarbon data gathered from eastern Fennoscandia have been scrutinized to discuss their suitability for studies of population history. The temporal distribution of the archaeological 14C dates has been analyzed against possible research priorities and sample material deterioration. An outstanding 'Stone Age' maximum has been observed in practically all the displayed temporal date distributions. The pattern remains the same throughout the history of 14C dating in Finland. Due to sample material differences, equal taphonomic corrections based on 14C-dated volcanic deposits cannot account for all the sample degradation effects; therefore, material-dependent correction procedures are suggested.