14C Wiggle Matching of the 'Floating' Tree-Ring Chronology from the Altai Mountains, Southern Siberia: The Ulkandryk-4 Case Study
Ulkandryk archaeological site
Altai Sayan region
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CitationSlusarenko, I., Christen, J. A., Orlova, L. A., Kuzmin, Y. V., & Burr, G. S. (2001). 14C wiggle matching of the 'floating' tree-ring chronology from the Altai Mountains, Southern Siberia: The Ulandryk-4 case study. Radiocarbon, 43(2A), 425-431.
DescriptionFrom the 17th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Jerusalem, Israel, June 18-23, 2000.
AbstractThe Bayesian approach to calibration of radiocarbon dates was used to wiggle-match the "floating" tree-ring chronology from a Pazyryk culture (Scythian-type complex from Sayan-Altai Mountain system, southern Siberia) burial ground in order to estimate the calendar age of its construction. Seventeen bidecadal tree-ring samples were 14C dated with high precision (+/20-30 yr). The results of wiggle-matching show that the Pazyryk-type burial mounds in the southern Altai Mountains were created in the first part of 3rd century BC.