Publications - Occasional Papers

Radiocarbon Date List III: Labrador and Northern Quebec, Canada and Radiocarbon Date List VI: Baffin Island, N.W.T., Canada

INSTAAR Occasional Paper 46

1989, 85 pp. (cost: $5)

Date List III from Labrador and Northern Ungava includes 8 new radiocarbon dates, whereas Date List VI for Baffin Island adds another 116 radiocarbon assays to the earlier compilations. In Date List VI the dates are listed from south to north in each of six geographic areas. This list includes 66 accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dates on small milligram samples of shell, foraminifera, and organics; many of the AMS dates are from a suite of marine piston cores collected within the fiords and on the shelf of Baffin Island. The bulk of the samples, 72/122, are on marine shells but 31 dates are reported on the acid-insoluble fine-grained organic matter fraction (ATOM) of cores. Seven samples are on hand-picked foraminifera. Two indexes are provided for the combined date lists, ordered by laboratory identification number or by reported radiocarbon age.

Two indexes are provided to 470 radiocarbon dates from previous date lists from Baffin Island. These indexes are ordered by laboratory identification number and by the reported radiocarbon date.
For interested parties this compilation (Date Lists III and VI) can be purchased as an ASCII file for PC computers.

 

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