Heidelberg radiocarbon dates for Troia I to VIII and Kumtepe

  • Bernd Kromer
  • Manfred Korfmann
  • Peter Jablonka
Part of the Natural Science in Archaeology book series (ARCHAEOLOGY)

Abstract

Based on a total of 159 radiocarbon dates, we present a time frame of Troia I-VIII and Kumtepe, ranging from the late sixth millennium to ca. 840 b.c. We discuss the limitations imposed by the ‘old-wood’ problem of charcoal samples, and evaluate the date clusters of the Troia subdivision towards 0a ‘minimal age’ limit. We document the evidence that the beginning of Troia I coincides with a widespread cooling event in the North Atlantic.

Keywords

Europe Charcoal Holocene Excavation Bark 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Kromer
    • 1
  • Manfred Korfmann
    • 2
  • Peter Jablonka
    • 2
  1. 1.Heidelberger Akademie der WissenschaftenInstitut für Umweltphysik der Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Troia-Projekt, Institut für Ur- und FrühgeschichteUniversität Tübingen, SchloßTübingenGermany

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