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Svalbard Radiocarbon Date List I

INSTAAR Occasional Paper 47

1990, 48 pp. (cost: $5)

Svalbard Radiocarbon Date List I is the first compilation of radiocarbon dates from the Svalbard Archipelago. Reported are 135 radiocarbon dates on whalebone, driftwood, peat, shell, and foraminifera collected mostly from raised marine and glacial deposits. A number of the whalebones have both collagen and apatite radiocarbon ages. A majority of the dated material is either <13 ka or >30 ka. These dates provide a firm chronologic basis to understand the timing of relative sea level and glacial events during the Weichselian on Svalbard.

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