Article

14 C wiggle-matching of short tree-ring sequences from post-medieval buildings in England

Citation

Marshall P, Bayliss A, Farid S, Tyers C, Bronk Ramsey C, Cook G, Doğan T, Freeman SPHT, İlkmen E & Knowles T (2019) 14 C wiggle-matching of short tree-ring sequences from post-medieval buildings in England. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 438, pp. 218-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2018.03.018

Abstract
This study tests whether accurate dating by AMS radiocarbon wiggle-matching short tree-ring series (c. 30 annual rings) in the period after AD 1510 can be achieved routinely. Such an approach has proved problematic for some intervals in the period AD 1160–1541 (Bayliss et al., 2017), which are before single-year calibration data are available (Stuiver, 1993). We suggest that such calibration data are essential if this approach is to be employed for the informed conservation of standing buildings.

Keywords
14C; AMS; Radiocarbon wiggle match; Radiocarbon calibration;

Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms: Volume 438

StatusPublished
FundersEnglish Heritage
Publication date01/01/2019
Publication date online16/05/2018
Date accepted by journal12/03/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27314
PublisherElsevier BV
ISSN0168-583X