Radiocarbon investigation of the big baobab of Outapi, Namibia Patrut, Adrian Patrut, Roxana T. Rakosy, Laszlo Rakosy, Demetra Ratiu, Ileana-Andreea von Reden, Karl F. 2021-07-13T19:53:46Z 2021-07-13T19:53:46Z 2021-03-31
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dc.description.abstract The article reports the AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry) radiocarbon dating results of the Big baobab of Outapi, which is the largest African baobab of Outapi, Namibia. The investigation of this monumental baobab revealed that it consists of 8 fused stems, out of which 4 are false stems. The Big baobab exhibits a closed ring-shaped structure. Three stems build the ring, which is now incomplete due to previous damage to the false cavity. Three wood samples were collected from the false cavity and from the longest false stem. Seven segments were extracted from the samples and dated by radiocarbon. The oldest investigated sample segment had a radiocarbon date of 820 ± 17 BP, corresponding to a calibrated age of 780 ± 10 calendar years. According to dating results, the Big baobab of Outapi is 850 ± 50 years old. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The investigation and sampling of the baobab was authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Namibia under the Research/Collecting Permit No. 1934_2014. The research was funded by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research CNCS-UEFISCDI under grant PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-2567, No. 145/2021. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Patrut, A., Patrut, R. T., Rakosy, L., Rakosy, D., Ratiu, I., & Von Reden, K. F. (2021). Radiocarbon investigation of the big baobab of Outapi, Namibia. Studia Universitatis Babes: Bolyai Chemia, 66(1), 153-163. en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.24193/subbchem.2021.01.12
dc.publisher Studia Chemia en_US
dc.subject AMS radiocarbon dating en_US
dc.subject Adansonia digitata en_US
dc.subject Dendrochronology en_US
dc.subject Age determination en_US
dc.subject False cavity en_US
dc.subject Multiple stems en_US
dc.title Radiocarbon investigation of the big baobab of Outapi, Namibia en_US
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