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Radiocarbon dating of equipment from the Iceman

  • W. Kutschera
  • R. Golser
  • A. Priller
  • W. Rom
  • P. Steier
  • E. Wild
  • M. Arnold
  • N. Tisnerat-Laborde
  • G. Possnert
  • S. Bortenschlager
  • K. Oeggl
Part of the The Man in the Ice book series (3262, volume 4)

Abstract

The Iceman was discovered on September 19,1991 at the “Tisenjoch”, a usually glacier-covered mountain pass at 3210 m altitude located at the Italian/Austrian border in the Ötztal Alps. Shortly thereafter, AMS measurements of 14C in bone and tissue of the Iceman revealed that he had died somewhere between 5300 and 5100 years ago (Bonani et al., 1992; Hedges et al., 1992; Bonani et al., 1994; Prinotoh—Fornwagner and Niklaus, 1994). Besides the body of the Iceman, numerous pieces of equipment of the Iceman and other materials associated with the finding place were recovered (Lippert, 1992; Bagolini et al., 1996). A small but representative fraction have now been radiocarbon dated at three different AMS laboratories. The present paper summarizes the results of these measurements (see also Rom etal., 1999).

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Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Tandem Accelerator Norway Maple Taxus Baccata 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Kutschera
    • 1
  • R. Golser
    • 1
  • A. Priller
    • 1
  • W. Rom
    • 1
  • P. Steier
    • 1
  • E. Wild
    • 1
  • M. Arnold
    • 2
  • N. Tisnerat-Laborde
    • 2
  • G. Possnert
    • 3
  • S. Bortenschlager
    • 4
  • K. Oeggl
    • 4
  1. 1.Vienna Environmental Research AcceleratorInstitut für Radiumforschung und Kernphysik, Universität WienAustria
  2. 2.Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE)Unité Mixte de Recherche CEA-CNRSGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  3. 3.The Svedberg LaboratoryUppsala UniversitySweden
  4. 4.Institut für BotanikUniversität InnsbruckAustria

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