Constructing deposition chronologies for peat deposits using radiocarbon dating

Piotrowska, N and Blaauw, M and Mauquoy, D and Chambers, Frank M and others, (2011) Constructing deposition chronologies for peat deposits using radiocarbon dating. Mires and Peat, 7 (10). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1819-754X

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Abstract

Radiocarbon dating is one of the main methods used to establish peat chronologies. This article reviews the basis of the method and its application to dating of peat deposits. Important steps in the radiocarbon dating procedure are described, including selection and extraction of material (and fractions) for dating, chemical and physical preparation of media suitable for measurements, measurements of 14C activity or concentration, calculations, calibration of results and age-depth modelling.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), age-depth model, 14C activity, gas proportional counting (GPC), liquid scintillation counting (LSC).
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences > Environmental Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 14:25
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2016 11:38
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/1139

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