The development of this page will be gradual and contributions are invited. There are many, many
interesting applications of radiocarbon dating in a variety of different fields. If you would like to
set up information regarding a project in which radiocarbon dating illuminated or solved a problem or
in which C14 played a central role, please contact
- The Dead Sea scrolls
Page describing the Dead Sea scrolls at the Library of Congress, Washington.
- Dead Sea Scrolls Short press release
concerning the recent radiocarbon dating of some of the scrolls.
- Kennewick Man Newspaper reports concerning the
9,200-year-old bones found recently along the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington.
- Debert, a palaeoIndian site in Nova
Scotia Extensive radiocarbon dating from the Debert site, Nova Scotia indicates occupation between
10,600 and 10,700 BP.
and Stonehenge Presentation of results of excavations and dating of the Stonehenge 20th century
- Dating Stonehenge 52 radiocarbon dates have
been measured in the reexcavation of parts of this famous archaeological site.
- The Cave of Chauvet-Pont-D'Arc
Radiocarbon dates from the caves are the earliest currently known for rock art in the region.
- Archaeological research at Oslonki,
Poland The site of Oslonki is dated by 24 radiocarbon dates, which when calibrated to calendar
years point to a dating of between 4300 and 4000 B.C.
- Dombate passage tomb, Spain
WWW page about the megalithic monument of Dombate (La Corunha, Galicia, NW Spain)
with several C14 dates for different moments of the life of the monument (in Spanish).
- The Origins of Angkor Archaeological
Project From the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the Fine Arts Department of Thailand, the
project is concerned with investigating archaeology of pre-formative Angkorean society of South East
Asia. Radiocarbon dating underpins the chronological aspects of the investigation.
- Radiocarbon dating of the Angel
site and phase in regional perspective. Sherri Hilgeman and Mark Schurr of the Glenn A. Black
Laboratory of Archaeology.
- Radiocarbon chronology from the
prehistoric Caborn site, Indiana. by Cheryl Ann Munson (Indiana University) and Marjorie Melvin
Jones (University of Southern Indiana).
- Excavations at Pinarbasi, near
Catal Huyuk, Turkey. Radiocarbon
- Database of radiocarbon dates for British
& Irish archaeology.
- Archaeometry (University of Oxford) Past
Absolute Chronology for Early Civilisations in Austria and Central Europe using 14C Dating with
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
- Canadian Archaeological
Ancient History A Java based map of Canada, showing the location and spread of dated sites based
on the radiocarbon dates held in the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon database
- Scientific American article, "Artful
Dating" - dating geoglyphs, found on the desert floor of the southwestern U.S.
- The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)
The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE); at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's
NOSAMS Facility. Measuring carbon in the Pacific and Indian Ocean to understand better the processes
of ocean circulation.
- Ocean sediment C-14 data The
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has compiled 974 C-14 dates from 309 ocean
sediments cores, covering the period from 40,000 years BP to the present worldwide.
The America's Project A palaeovegetational reconstruction of the North and South Americam
continents using a radiocarbon dated timeframe from 15-9 ky BP.
- Wrangel Island Mammoths Abstract of the
Radiocarbon article of the fascinating discovery that mamoths were still alive on this
subarctic island at 2000 BC.
- TephraBase Radiocarbon Search Search
the Tephrabase directory for radiocarbon dated volcanic tephras.
- Dating of Bear Lake, Western USA.
The USGS Bear Lake Project aims to create records of past climate change for the Bear Lake region,including
changes in precipitation patterns during the last 10,000 years and how the size of Bear Lake has
varied in the past, to assess the possibility of future flooding and drought.
dating the inundation of the Bering Land Bridge New Evidence on the Timing of Inundation of the
Bering Land Bridge, Based on Radiocarbon Ages of Macrofossils.
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