The ownership of time: approved 14C calibration or freedom of choice?

van Andel, T. H. (2005) The ownership of time: approved 14C calibration or freedom of choice? Quarterly Review of Archaeology, 79 (306). pp. 944-948.

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Abstract

Rapid extension of 14C-age dating into the Last Glaciation due to a rising interest in highresolution climate events is demanding ever greater emphasis on accurate stratigraphic placement of samples relative to events or objects to be dated. This shifts the primary responsibility for date quality from the producer of dates, who is responsible for their precision, to geological and archaeological consumers, who are responsible for their stratigraphic and calibrated accuracy. It is essential that both sides accept the partial switch of mutual roles and collaborate constructively and respect the traditional freedom of choice that marks basic research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP 2005 P IA51
Subjects: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Divisions: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Journal or Publication Title: Quarterly Review of Archaeology
Volume: 79
Page Range: pp. 944-948
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 15:23
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:59
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1860

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