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dc.contributor.authorFischer, Anders
dc.contributor.authorHeinemeier, Jan
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:45:36Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:45:36Z
dc.date.issued2003-01-01
dc.identifier.citationFischer, A., & Heinemeier, J. (2003). Freshwater reservoir effect in 14C dates of food residue on pottery. Radiocarbon, 45(3), 449-466.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S003382220003280X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654805
dc.description.abstractRadiocarbon dates of food residue on pottery from northern European inland areas seem to be influenced significantly by the freshwater reservoir effect ("hardwater" effect) stemming from fish and mollusks cooked in the pots. Bones of freshwater fish from Stone Age Amose, Denmark, are demonstrated to be 100 to 500 14C yr older than their archaeological context. Likewise, food residues on cooking pots, seemingly used for the preparation of freshwater fish, are shown to have 14C age excesses of up to 300 yr. It is probable that age excesses of similar or even larger magnitude are involved in food residue dates from other periods and regions. Since this effect cannot, so far, be quantified and corrected for, 14C dating of food residue, which may potentially include material from freshwater ecosystems, should be treated with reserve.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
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dc.subjectfresh water environment
dc.subjectPisces
dc.subjectDenmark
dc.subjectNeolithic
dc.subjectStone Age
dc.subjectartifacts
dc.subjectdiet
dc.subjectaccuracy
dc.subjectarchaeology
dc.subjectarchaeological sites
dc.subjectHolocene
dc.subjectChordata
dc.subjectVertebrata
dc.subjectEurope
dc.subjectWestern Europe
dc.subjectScandinavia
dc.subjectSweden
dc.subjectCenozoic
dc.subjectQuaternary
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.subjectInvertebrata
dc.subjectMollusca
dc.subjectabsolute age
dc.titleFreshwater Reservoir Effect in 14C Dates of Food Residue on Pottery
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume45
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage449
dc.source.endpage466
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:45:36Z


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