Separating the wheat from the chaff: dating charred plant remains extracted from daub (with reference to the 14C chronology of the epi-Lengyel culture in Upper Silesia)

Tomasz Jacek Chmielewski , Agata Sady , Tomasz Goslar , Mirosław Furmanek , Jiři Juchelka

Abstract

Despite their great potential, charred particles of chaff-and-straw temper from daub architecture have very rarely been considered as material suitable for 14C dating. This short paper is intended to change this situation. With this aim in mind, we first present the rationale and objectives of the sampling procedure based on archaeobotanical exploration of prehistoric remains of daub architecture, and then report and discuss the results of a short chronometric exercise based on such samples. The empirical verification of the sampling procedure was based on finds related to the epi-Lengyel culture from Upper Silesia.
Author Tomasz Jacek Chmielewski IAiE
Tomasz Jacek Chmielewski,,
- Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii
, Agata Sady
Agata Sady,,
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, Tomasz Goslar
Tomasz Goslar,,
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, Mirosław Furmanek
Mirosław Furmanek,,
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, Jiři Juchelka
Jiři Juchelka,,
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Journal seriesRadiocarbon, ISSN 0033-8222
Issue year2017
Vol59
No1
Pages251-268
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in Englishradiocarbon AMS dating, chaff temper dating, Eneolithic, epi-Lengyel, Upper Silesia
DOIDOI:10.1017/RDC.2017.9
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.28 (2) - 2016=3.616 (5)
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