All posts tagged with radiocarbon

Open science radiocarbon databases

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Last week I wrote a lot about the radiocarbon chronology of late Neandertals in Europe (“Neandertals didn’t disappear before 40,000 years ago”, “Neandertals ...

Straightening the calibration curve

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Michael Balter reports on a new radiocarbon calibration called INTCAL09. The calibration curve purports to provide a calendar age calibration up to 50,000 ye...

Goddess on a cave bottom

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I don’t have much value to add to the “figurative art” angle to the Hohle Fels Venus figurine. It seems very interesting that there is a concentration of car...

Rats in the radiocarbon (or vice versa)

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The story of the New Zealand rat bones is a bit deeper than the press reports (e.g., this AP report). The main idea is that the rat radiocarbon dates support...

Radiocarbon fudgery

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I skipped last week's (9/15/2006) Science, and so missed this article by Michael Balter on radiocarbon dating. But some online discussion boards have been t...