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The Iron Age Around the Mediterranean: A High Chronology Perspective from the Groningen Radiocarbon Database

Johannes van der Plicht, Hendrik J Bruins, Albert J Nijboer

Abstract


In this paper, we present an overview of radiocarbon dating contributions from Groningen, concerning 9 sites from around the Mediterranean region: Israel, Sinai (Egypt), Jordan, Spain, Tunisia, and Italy. Full date lists of the 9 sites are presented. Our 14C dates are discussed in terms of present actual chronological debates. We show that all our 14C dates coherently support a "high chronology" for the Iron Age in each respective area of the Mediterranean region.

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