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High-precision radiocarbon dating of the construction phase of Oakbank Crannog, Loch Tay, Perthshire

Cook, G.; Dixon, T.N.; Russell, N.; Naysmith, P.; Xu, S.; Andrian, B.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2010
  • Publisher: University of Arizona
  • Country: United Kingdom
Many of the Loch Tay crannogs were built in the Early Iron Age and so calibration of the radiocarbon ages produces\ud very broad calendar age ranges due to the well-documented Hallstatt plateau in the calibration curve. However, the\ud large oak timbers that were used in the construction of some of the crannogs potentially provide a means of improving the precision of the dating through subdividing them into decadal or subdecadal increments, dating them to high precision and wiggle-matching the resulting data to the master <sup>14</sup>C calibration curve. We obtained a sample from 1 oak timber from Oakbank Crannog comprising 70 rings (Sample OB06 WM...
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