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Radiocarbon dating of varve chronologies; Soppensee and Holzmaar lakes after ten years.

Irka Hajdas, Georges Bonani, Bernd Zolitschka


During the last decade, several radiocarbon-dated varve chronologies have been produced. The main goal at first was the extension of the (super 14) C calibration curve beyond 10,000 BP. This paper aims to discuss varve chronologies of Soppensee and Holzmaar Lakes. Although both chronologies encountered problems, high-resolution (super 14) C dating and relative varve time have been obtained for events during the Late Glacial.


late glacial environment;Preboreal;Lake Holzmaar;Lake Soppensee;accelerator mass spectra;fossils;planar bedding structures;sedimentary structures;varves;upper Weichselian;Weichselian;Younger Dryas;cores;Germany;mass spectra;spectra;isotope ratios;Holocene;Central Europe;Switzerland;Pleistocene;upper Pleistocene;Europe;Cenozoic;Quaternary;C 14;carbon;dates;isotopes;radioactive isotopes;C 13 C 12;stable isotopes;absolute age

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