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dc.contributor.authorPatrut, Adrian  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPatrut, Roxana T.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorVan Pelt, Robert  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLowy, Daniel A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorForizs, Edit  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBodis, Jeno  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMargineanu, Dragos  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorvon Reden, Karl F.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-27T15:01:17Z
dc.date.available2017-12-27T15:01:17Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationStudia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Seria Chemia 62, no. 2, Tom 2 (2017): 355-364en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/9442
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © Studia Chemia, 2017. This article is posted here by permission of Studia Chemia for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Seria Chemia 62, no. 2, Tom 2 (2017): 355-364, doi:10.24193/subbchem.2017.2.28.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe article reports the AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry) radiocarbon dating results of Sagole Big tree, a giant African baobab from Limpopo, South Africa. Several wood samples were collected from the walls of its inner cavity and dated by radiocarbon. The age values along the cavity samples increase with the distance into the wood. This anomaly shows that the cavity is a false one. The oldest sample segment had a radiocarbon date of 781 ± 29 BP, which corresponds to a calibrated age of 740 ± 15 yr. We estimate that the oldest part of the Sagole baobab has an age of 800-900 yr. We determined that the tree has a closed ring-shaped structure, which consists of a large unit with six fused stems and of two additional leaning stems.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research was funded by the Romanian Ministry of Scientific Research CNCSUEFISCDI under grant PN-II-ID-PCE-2013-76.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherStudia Chemiaen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.24193/subbchem.2017.2.28
dc.subjectAMS radiocarbon datingen_US
dc.subjectAdansonia digitataen_US
dc.subjectTropical treesen_US
dc.subjectRing-shaped structureen_US
dc.subjectAge determinationen_US
dc.subjectFalse cavityen_US
dc.titleRadiocarbon dating of a very large African baobab from Limpopo, South Africa : investigation of the Sagole Big Treeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.24193/subbchem.2017.2.28


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