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Evaluating the Radiocarbon Reservoir Effect i Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea

Schneider, Larissa; Haberle, Simon; Hope, Geoffrey; Fallon, Stewart; Pain, Colin F; Blong, Russell; Alloway, Brent V; Zawadzki, Atun; Heijnis, Henk


We examined the radiocarbon (14C) reservoir effect in Lake Kutubu using tephrochronology and terrestrial plant material to deliver a precise age-depth profile and sedimentation rates for this lake. Based on the presence of two tephra horizons (Tibito and Olgaboli), we found a reservoir age offset in sediments of between 1490 and 2280 14C yr using the sediment ages derived from the lead-210 (210Pb) dating method. The live submerged biological samples collected exhibited a higher reservoir age...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Radiocarbon
DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2018.49


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