Dating of some Romanian fossil bones by combined nuclear methods

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A set of fossil bones from Romania has been analysed by accelerator mass spectrometry and by neutron activation analysis in order to estimate their age. The temporal attributing of Malu Rosu archaeological settlement has been extensively analyzed. The radiocarbon age, determined by accelerator mass spectrometry, for this site is 5510+/-200 BP. This is in agreement with the age of 6000+/-2000 BP, obtained by the dating method based on fluorine content, determined by neutron activation analysis.

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  • Geology
  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-311
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume253
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes