6
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: not found

      Radiocarbon Dating of Calcareous Tufa: How Reliable Data can we Expect?

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisher
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          Systematic dating of tufa samples has been undertaken to establish a chronology of tufa deposits in Plitvice National Park, Yugoslavia. We conclude that tufa samples give reproducible data within the time span of ≈ 40,000 years up to recent. The 14C/ 12C ratio of carbon in the ambient biosphere and hydrosphere gives a detailed picture of the distribution of carbon isotopes in the investigated system. Despite the susceptibility of calcareous material to ambient conditions in the hydrosphere, the original 14C composition of tufa has not been substantially changed. A vertical profile which was cut in tufa during pathway construction showed that the tufa isochrones run vertically in the investigated area. The vertical isochrones and the 14C gradient were horizontal due to tufa build-up in Plitvice National Park which occurs on vertical escarpments that have been flooded. The relatively uniform radiocarbon content of most tufa deposits indicates redistribution of radiocarbon during the formation period. While detailed stratigraphy is often obscured, a general chronology of tufa deposits in the investigated area has been established.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 1

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Article: not found

          Rudjer Boskovic Institute Radiocarbon Measurements I

            Bookmark

            Author and article information

            Journal
            applab
            Radiocarbon
            Radiocarbon
            Cambridge University Press (CUP)
            0033-8222
            1945-5755
            1980
            July 2016
            : 22
            : 03
            : 858-862
            Article
            10.1017/S0033822200010249
            © 1980

            Comments

            Comment on this article