Preparation and Dating of Mortar Samples—Mortar Dating Inter-Comparison Study (MODIS)

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List of Authors: Irka Hajdas, Alf Lindroos, Jan Heinemeier, Åsa Ringbom, Fabio Marzaioli, Filippo Terrasi, Isabella Passariello, Manuela Capano, Gilberto Artioli, Anna Addis, Michele Secco, Danuta Michalska, Justyna Czernik, Tomasz Goslar, Roald Hayen, Mark Van Strydonck, Laurent Fontaine, Mathieu Boudin, Francesco Maspero, Laura Panzeri, Anna Galli, Petra Urbanová, Pierre Guibert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place: Cambridge
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Radiocarbon
Volume number: 59
Issue number: 6
Start page: 1845
End page: 1858


radiocarbon laboratories: Åbo/Aarhus, CIRCE, CIRCe, ETHZ, Poznań, RICH,
and Milano-Bicocca performed separation of carbonaceous fractions
suitable for 14C dating of four mortar samples
selected for the MOrtar Dating Inter-comparison Study (MODIS). In
addition, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) analyses were
completed by Milano-Bicocca and IRAMAT-CRP2A Bordeaux. Each laboratory
performed separation according to laboratory protocol. Results of this
first intercomparison show that even though consistent 14C
ages were obtained by different laboratories, two mortars yielded ages
different than expected from the archaeological context.

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