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From revolution to convention: the past, present and future of radiocarbon dating

Wood, Rachel


Radiocarbon dates form the basis of many archaeological chronologies that span the last 50,000 years. Since the first studies in the early 1950s the method has changed almost beyond recognition, with the major developments often described as revolutions. Dates are now more likely to be measured in an AMS than a radiation counter. This is allowing ever-smaller samples to be subjected to increasingly robust pretreatment protocols, improving both accuracy and the range of samples that can be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-19
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2015.02.019


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