Comparative AMS radiocarbon dating of pretreated versus non-pretreated tropical wood samples
von Reden, Karl F.
Lowy, Daniel A.
Mayne, Diana H.
Elder, Kathryn L.
Roberts, Mark L.
McNichol, Ann P.
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Several wood samples collected from Dorslandboom, a large African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) from Namibia, were investigated by AMS radiocarbon dating subsequent to pretreatment and, alternatively, without pretreatment. The comparative statistical evaluation of results showed that there were no significant differences between fraction modern values and radiocarbon dates of the samples analyzed after pretreatment and without pretreatment, respectively. The radiocarbon date of the oldest sample was 993 ± 20 BP. Dating results also revealed that Dorslandboom is a multi-generation tree, with several stems showing different ages.
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