During the Pinedale (Late Wisconsinan) glaciation, an outlet glacier from a mountain ice field flowed eastward across the Continental Divide through Marias Pass in northwestern Montana. This outlet glacier was the major source of the Two Medicine glacier, a large piedmont glacier that extended from the mountain front east about 55 km onto the plains. An accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon age of 12 194 ± 145 BP (AA-9530) was obtained from a wood fragment, underlying a Glacier Peak tephra and a Mount Saint Helens set J tephra in a section of lake sediments, near Marias Pass. This radiocarbon age provides a minimum date of deglaciation for the Marias Pass area that is about 800 years older than a previous estimate. Furthermore, the radiocarbon age indicates that the Two Medicine glacier was no longer being supplied by its major source and if it still existed was only as a dying, stagnant ice mass. ...
Radiocarbon (C-14) ages obtained from planktic foraminiferal calcite are a mainstay for reconstructing ocean-climate change and carbon cycle dynamics of the past 30 k.y., yet the effects of diagenesis on this vital chronometer are poorly constrained. Here, we address this shortcoming by comparing C-14 ages and trace element ratios (Mg/Ca, Mn/Ca) of planktic foraminifera with white, opaque shells deemed well preserved by traditional standards to those with exquisitely preserved translucent shells. Results support a diagenetic mechanism as opaque shells yield C-14 ages invariably older and trace element ratios consistently higher than those of translucent shells. Radiocarbon age offsets are particularly pronounced in mono-specific samples taken from stratigraphic horizons proximal to the delta O-18 maximum marking the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) and the subsequent deglacial. Radiocarbon-based calendar ages of translucent shells from the two intervals are congruent with the established age ranges ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Holocene age of the Yuha burial. T2 - Direct radiocarbon determinations by accelerator mass spectrometry. AU - Stafford, T. W.. AU - Jull, A. J.T.. AU - Zabel, T. H.. AU - Donahue, D. J.. AU - Duhamel, R. C.. AU - Brendel, K.. AU - Haynes, C. V.. AU - Bischoff, J. L.. AU - Payen, L. A.. AU - Taylor, R. E.. PY - 1984/12/1. Y1 - 1984/12/1. N2 - The view that human populations may not have arrived in the Western Hemisphere before about 12,000 radiocarbon yr BP1,2 has been challenged by claims of much greater antiquity for a small number of archaeological sites and human skeleton samples. One such site is the Homo sapiens sapiens cairn burial excavated in 1971 from the Yuha desert, Imperial County, California3-5. Radiocarbon analysis of caliche coating one of the bones of the skeleton yielded a radiocarbon age of 21,500±1,000 yr BP4, while radiocarbon and uranium series analyses of caliche coating a cairn boulder yielded ages of 22,125±400 and 19,000±3,000 yr BP, respectively5. ...
Abstract. The calibration of a radiocarbon age to a calendar date is reviewed. It is shown that the commonly-used programs for calibration sometimes give results that are significantly in error. ...
O astudior esgyrn, credir fod H. antecessor a H. heidelbergensis yn tarddu o linach yr Homo ergaster o Affrica. Maer ffaith fod gan H. heidelbergensis ymennydd gyda chyfaint o1100-1400 cm³ (oi gymharu gydar ymennyd modern: 1350 cm³) yn peri i baleoanthropolegion gredu fod ganddo allu i drin offer llaw ac ymddygiad cymdeithasol eitha datblygedig. Oherwydd hyn, rhoddwyd iddo ddosbarthiad tacsonomegol ei hun: rhywogaeth unigryw ei hun. Roedd taldra gwryw y rhywogaeth Homo heidelbergensis oddeutu 1.75 m (5 tr 9 modf) a phwysent 62 kg (136 pwys); taldra cymharol y fenyw oedd 1.57 m (5 tr 2 modf) a 51 kg (112 pwys).[6] Roeddent felly ychydig talach nar dyn Neanderthal.[7] Yn ôl Lee R. Berger roedd rhai ohonynt cyn daled a 2.13 m (7 tr) - sef yr Homo heidelbergensis a drigai yn Ne Affrica rhwng 500,000 a 300,000 CP.[8][9] ...
H. heidelbergensis is a critical human species in the Middle Pleistocene (∼130-780 thousand years ago (ka)). We know from several beautifully preserved crania that this species had a large brain, within the lower range of modern human variation, and a less robust face than early fossil humans. We know from their long bones that they were tall, strong people. From their associated archaeology we know they were capable of producing beautiful tools such as the large handaxes found in huge numbers at Boxgrove in Sussex. But there are many unanswered questions: who exactly belongs to the species Homo heidelbergensis, where did they live, how do they fit into the human family tree, and are they a separate species at all? [. . .] Are they our ancestors? African H. heidelbergensis material, such as Broken Hill, shares numerous features with European fossils such as Petralona, leading many to group them together. As long as Mauer is also included, this taxon can be named H. heidelbergensis. Proponents ...
The discovery of new fossils in Africa, Asia, and Europe, and the recognition of a greater diversity in the middle Pleistocene fossil record, has led to a reconsideration of the species Homo heidelbergensis. This nomen, formulated by Schoetensack in 1908 to describe the Mauer jaw (Germany), was almost forgotten during most of the past century. Numerous fossils have been attributed to it but no consensus has arisen concerning their classification. The holotype anatomical traits are still poorly understood, and numerous fossils with no mandibular remains have been placed in the taxon. Some researchers propose H. heidelbergensis as an Afro-European taxon that is ancestral to both modern humans and Neandertals whereas others think it is a strictly European species that is part of the Neandertal lineage. We focus on the validity of H. heidelbergensis, using the traditional basis of species recognition: anatomical description. We provide a comparative morphological analysis using 47 anatomical traits ...
Radiocarbon refers to a radioactive isotope of carbon. Neutrons from sunrays collide with nitrogen in Earths upper atmosphere to form radiocarbon, which steadily emits beta particles until it all reverts to stable nitrogen. The calculated shelf life for radiocarbon atoms does not exceed 100,000 years. Thus, detectable radiocarbon within a given sample would become nitrogen before then.1. Scientists expect no radiocarbon in samples they deem older than 100,000 years. Most dating experts call these materials carbon dead regardless of their actual radiocarbon content. Then they use low (but not dead) radiocarbon materials as background blanks.2 Most results on this chart show fewer than 47,000 carbon years-the age of many labs background blanks. Thus, nearly 60 samples of fossils (mostly bone), wood, coal, and marble not only fail to fit their evolutionary ages, but they have more radiocarbon than the supposedly carbon- depleted background.. Scientists expect no radiocarbon in samples they deem ...
old due to standard statistical deviation in the rate of decay and halflife of carbon 14. The radiocarbon dating method could supply useful information about the 2 V. R. Switsur, Radiocarbon Date Calibration using historically dated standard deviation) and the conversions into calibrated ages (which are based upon the Radiocarbon dating is the use of a naturally occurring isotope of carbon to determine e.g., 3000±30BP indicates a standard deviation of 30 radiocarbon years. Accurate reporting of a 14C date includes: Indication of age in radiocarbon years (rcy BP) or in calender years (cal BP). Indication of standard deviation of dating an older man and a younger man quotes Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory Friday, 8 November 2013 Quoted errors are 1 standard deviation due to counting statistics multiplied by an experimentally Enrichment of 14C and radiocarbon dating where a reproducibility of 0.025% (one standard deviation) has been attained.1 Here we describe experiments in This paper describes ...
CLEVELAND -- Joe Mauer left Sundays 6-3 victory over the Indians with a mild right thumb sprain and is listed as day to day. Mauer, serving as the designated hitter, left the game when Darin Mastroianni pinch-hit for him to lead off the ninth inning. Mauer said he injured his thumb on a foul ball on a 1-2 count before he eventually struck out against reliever Nick Hagadone in the seventh. I fouled a pitch back and I felt it, Mauer said. It was a little worse on that last pitch, too. But its only day to day, which is good. Mauer added that it wasnt a re-aggravation of an old injury, as it was the first time he felt any discomfort in his thumb all season. It was just that one at-bat, Mauer said. I went down after and tried to swing and it was barking at me pretty good. So we decided to get some ice on it to help with the swelling. Mauer went 1-for-3 on the day, with an RBI single in the first inning. He walked and scored in the third and flied out to center in the fifth. Mauer has ...
How They Survived: There is evidence that H. heidelbergensis was capable of controlling fire by building hearths, or early fireplaces, by 790,000 years ago in the form of fire-altered tools and burnt wood at the site of Gesher Benot Ya-aqov in Israel. Social groups probably often gathered around their hearths sharing food, stay warm, and ward off predators. H. heidelbergensis probably took advantage of natural shelters but this species was also the first to build simple shelters. Evidence for this comes from the site of Terra Amata, France. H. heidelbergensis was also the first hunter of large game animals; remains of animals such as wild deer, horses, elephants, hippos, and rhinos with butchery marks on their bones have been found together at sites with H. heidelbergensis fossils. Evidence for this also comes from 400,000 year old wooden spears found at the site of Schöningen, Germany, which were found together with stone tools and the remains of more than 10 butchered horses.. One site in ...
Direct radiocarbon dating of the Neandertal femoral diaphysis from the Rochers-de-Villeneuve (Lussac-les-Châteaux, Vienne) has yielded an age of 45,200 ± 1,100 14C years B.P. (OxA-15257) [48,455 ± 1,878 cal. years B.P.], and stable isotope values of δ13C = - 19.0‰ and δ15N = 11.6‰. The direct radiocarbon date makes it the oldest directly dated European Neandertal specimen, even though others have securely associated radiocarbon dates in the same time range. The stable isotopes are similar to those for other OIS 3 European Neandertals and indicate a relatively high trophic level for this individual.
A number of morphologically-comparable fossil remains came to light in East Africa (Bodo, Ndutu, Eyasi, Ileret) and North Africa (Salé, Rabat, Dar-es-Soltane, Djbel Irhoud, Sidi Aberrahaman, Tighenif) during the 20th century.[64] The Saldanha cranium, found in 1953 in South Africa was subject to at least three taxonomic revisions from 1955 to 1996.[65]. Kabwe 1, also called the Broken Hill skull, was assigned by Arthur Smith Woodward in 1921 as the type specimen for Homo rhodesiensis; it is today mostly assigned to Homo heidelbergensis.[66][67] It was found in a lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) in 1921 by Tom Zwiglaar, a Swiss miner. In addition to the cranium, an upper jaw from another individual, a sacrum, a tibia, and two femur fragments were also found. The skull was dubbed Rhodesian Man at the time of the find, but is now commonly referred to as the Broken Hill skull or the Kabwe cranium. Cranial capacity of the Broken Hill skull has been estimated ...
Stimulation of Microbially-Mediated Arsenic Release in Bangladesh Aquifers by Young Carbon Indicated by Radiocarbon Analysis of Sedimentary Bacterial ...
A series of radiocarbon measurements from Japans Lake Suigetsu will give scientists a more accurate benchmark for dating materials, especially for older objects, according to a research team including Oxford University. The researchers extracted cores containing organic material from the bottom of the Japanese lake where it had lain undisturbed for tens of thousands of years. They provide a more precise way to examine radiocarbon ages of organic material for the entire 11,000-53,000-year time range.
Pôvodne sa zaraďoval ako (viac-menej) jediný nález samostatného druhu Homo heidelbergensis či tzv. heidelberskej rasy. Pre mnohých autorov nešlo o príslušníka rodu Homo a zaraďovali ho do rodu Pithecanthropus či ako nový rod Maueranthropus atď. (pozri podnadpis Synonymá). Ešte v rokoch 1955 a 1964 Le Gros Clark uvádza, že podľa neho nie je isté, či nález vôbec patrí do rodu Homo. Neskôr (prvýkrát už u Hrdličku v roku 1927) sa nález zaraďoval pod Homo erectus (často v rámci poddruhu Homo erectus heidelbergensis) alebo pod Homo sapiens (často v rámci poddruhu Homo sapiens heidelbergensis). Zaraďoval sa aj ako raný preneandertálec.. Najnovšie sa najčastejšie zaraďuje do samostatného druhu Homo heidelbergensis v širšom zmysle (tak ako ho uvádza napr. Rightmire v roku 1995), ale niektorí (napr. Hublin v roku 1998) ho zaraďujú pod Homo neanderthalensis alebo ho považujú za incertae sedis (napr. Hublin v roku 2009).. ...
Pôvodne sa zaraďoval ako (viac-menej) jediný nález samostatného druhu Homo heidelbergensis či tzv. heidelberskej rasy. Pre mnohých autorov nešlo o príslušníka rodu Homo a zaraďovali ho do rodu Pithecanthropus či ako nový rod Maueranthropus atď. (pozri podnadpis Synonymá). Ešte v rokoch 1955 a 1964 Le Gros Clark uvádza, že podľa neho nie je isté, či nález vôbec patrí do rodu Homo. Neskôr (prvýkrát už u Hrdličku v roku 1927) sa nález zaraďoval pod Homo erectus (často v rámci poddruhu Homo erectus heidelbergensis) alebo pod Homo sapiens (často v rámci poddruhu Homo sapiens heidelbergensis). Zaraďoval sa aj ako raný preneandertálec. Najnovšie sa najčastejšie zaraďuje do samostatného druhu Homo heidelbergensis v širšom zmysle (tak ako ho uvádza napr. Rightmire v roku 1995), ale niektorí (napr. Hublin v roku 1998) ho zaraďujú pod Homo neanderthalensis alebo ho považujú za incertae sedis (napr. Hublin v roku 2009). ...
A calibration curve is used by taking the radiocarbon date reported by a laboratory and reading across from that date on the vertical axis of the graph. The point where this horizontal line intersects the curve will give the calendar age of the sample on the horizontal axis. This is the reverse of the way the curve is constructed: a point on the graph is derived from a sample of known age, such as a tree ring; when it is tested, the resulting radiocarbon age gives a data point for the graph.. Over the next thirty years many calibration curves were published using a variety of methods and statistical approaches. The improvements to these curves are based on new data gathered from tree rings, varvescoralplant macrofossilsspeleothemsand foraminifera.. The INTCAL13 data includes separate curves for the northern and southern hemispheres, as they differ systematically because of the hemisphere effect. The southern curve SHCAL13 is based on independent data where possible and derived from the northern ...
Radiocarbon dating. A tiny sample of amino acids from a bone being combusted in oxygen prior to being radiocarbon dated. The carbon in the bone is converted to carbon dioxide gas, which then is assessed to measure the ratio between the radioactive isotope carbon-14 (14C) and the stable carbon-12 (12C) isotope in the gas. The ratio of 14C to 12C may be related to the time since the death of the animal or plant being investigated. Convention states that 14C has a half-life of 5568 years (+/- 30 years), although this is now thought to be too short. Dates from the process are given either as radiocarbon dates, or as solar dates after various corrections have been made. - Stock Image H170/0032
Archaeologists commonly use carbon-14, or radiocarbon, to estimate ages for organic artifacts. For example, preliminary analyses of fossil bones reveal carbon-13 to carbon-12 ratios very similar to ratios found in modern Ehrlich, H. et al. In particular, applications to dating of archaeological samples and Carbon-14 (or radiocarbon) is produced in the upper atmosphere by the action of secondary thermal .. K. K. Turekian and H. Holland (Amsterdam: Elsevier) in press. dinner party dating perth uitslagen Heres an example using the simplest atom, hydrogen. Radiocarbon dating uses isotopes of the element carbon. Image via Mr. Gotneys 8th grade science class.Its primary use is for radiocarbon dating of small samples of carbon, although Radiocarbon age (years BP) = -t • ln(14C in sample/14C in modern.) .. Shanks, H., Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls (1992), Random House, New York. dating london blog review Chapter 3-2: Carbon Dating Method. Carbon dating is the most frequently used dating ...
Increasing skeletal evidence from the U.S.A., Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil strongly suggests that the first settlers in the Americas had a cranial morphology distinct from that displayed by most late and modern Native Americans [Jantz, R.L., Owsley, D.W., 2003. Reply to Van Vark et al.: is European Upper Paleolithic cranial morphology a useful analogy for early Americans? Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 121, 185-188; Steele, D.G., Powell, J.F., 1992. The peopling of the Americas: the paleobiological evidence. Hum. Biol. 63, 301-336; Neves, W.A., Prous, A., González-José, R., Kipnis, R., Powell, J., 2003. Human skeletal remains from Santana do Riacho I, Brazil: archeological background, chronological context and comparative cranial morphology. J. Hum. Evol. 45, 759-782]. The Paleoamerican morphological pattern is more generalized and can be seen today among Africans, Australians, and Melanesians. Here, we present the results of a comparative morphological assessment of a late Paleoindian/early archaic ...
EditorsNote: updates third graf with Rangers winMauer powers Twins in rout TigersDETROIT -- Joe Mauer is just as hot as the Minnesota Twins.Mauer and three other Twins drove in two runs apiece Thursday night to help Minnesota improve its lead in the battle for the second American League wild-card spot with a 12-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Jason Castro also had two-RBI nights for the Twins, who are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers.Mauer, who had three hits, doubled home two runs with a two-out liner over the left fielders head off reliever Victor Alcantara in the sixth and scored on a line single off first baseman Miguel Cabreras glove by Jorge Polanco to give Minnesota a 7-1 edge.The double was the 400th of his career, second on Minnesotas all-time list. Scoring twice let him tie Rod Carew for third on that all-time Minnesota list.You start talking about Rod Carew, youre doing something right, Mauer said. Its pretty neat for me
*** Researchers: Human bone in Okinawa is 24,000 years old (Asahi, Nov 11 2011) ISHIGAKI, Okinawa Prefecture--A 24,000-year-old human bone fragment discovered in a cave on this island is the oldest among human remains found in Japan, researchers said Nov. 10. The Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum said the piece of bone, excavated from…
This system of measuring time works well providing that. And calendar years, and spain not the more accurate value of 5730 years. We cannot directly measure its age 23 Radioactive dating has been perhaps the most widely publicised of geochemical techniques. Radiometric dating has been carried out and precise dates have been obtained. Treering calibration is not as straightforward due to many factors. Reservoir effect is not of very great practical importance for radiocarbon dating since most of the artifacts which are useful for radiocarbon dating purposes and are of interest to archaeology derive from terrestrial organisms which ultimately obtain their carbon. Both of which need a calibration curve. If you re serious, more elaborate apparatus and more astute samplinghandling techniques have yielded radiocarbon ages for anthracite greater than. Known as the hence the name treering dating, tree rings provided truly knownage material needed to check the accuracy of the carbon14 dating method. ...
Imbrie, John D; McIntyre, Andrew; Mix, Alan C (1997): Stable isotope data (adjusted) of sediment core RC13-228 (specmap.003). PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.52118
The last 10-15 years have witnessed a massively increased interest in collecting rare, single malt whiskies, with auction prices ranging from a few hundred pounds to many thousands. Consequently, these products have become a target for fraudsters who are selling what appear to be genuine old, rare whiskies that are actually relatively modern products. While the distilling industry can apply a number of modern analytical techniques to determine whether or not a whisky comes from the claimed distillery, it cannot determine the distillation year with any great accuracy. However, it has long been recognised that radiocarbon (14C) measurements can be used to estimate the production year of wines and spirits produced during the last 60 years or so, where the spirit was produced from a single years plant growth. This has relied on comparing the 14C measurements on the spirit with the northern hemisphere bomb calibration curve, produced from 14C measurements made on atmospheric CO2 and single year tree ...
The Sea Peoples were a confederacy of naval raiders who harried the coastal towns and cities of the Mediterranean region between c. 1276-1178 BCE, concentrating...
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Several approaches to dating were attempted, and our research on this topic continues. At Preveli 2, east of the Preveli Gorge, Palaeolithic artifacts are associated with a flight of marine terraces resulting from relatively high sea levels in the Pleistocene that were preserved by subsequent rock uplift. The lowest late Pleistocene marine terraces resulting from high stands of the sea at Preveli (14 ± 1 masl) and Schinaria (21 ± 1 masl) have 2-sigma calibrated radiocarbon ages of 45,400 ± 1,600 and 49,120 ± 2,890 years b.p., respectively, and are correlated with Marine Isotope Stages 3.3 and 3.4, both eustatic high stands. The higher terraces, at 59 and 96 masl, are unquestionably older. How much older? Assuming similar rates of rock uplift (1.4 ± 0.1 m/kyr) determined from the age-elevation relationships of the dated terraces at 14 and 21 masl, it is possible to estimate the approximate ages of the terraces associated with artifacts. This correlation provides an approximate age for the ...
The U.S. continental shelf’s edge in the Atlantic Ocean contains submerged cliffs and canyons that shelter hundreds of species, including magnificent deep-sea corals. These corals provide habitat for many fish and invertebrates and are among the oldest animals on Earth.
A new interdisciplinary project was initiated to excavate a portion of the Palaeolithic site of La Ferrassie left intact by earlier excavations. One of the aims of this project was to provide chronological information on the succession of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic layers, as well as on the skeletons unearthed by Capitan and Peyrony in the early 1900s. We report here preliminary results on the lithics, faunal remains, site formation processes, and on the stratigraphic context of the La Ferrassie 1 and 2 skeletons that were found adjacent to our excavations. Finally, results from luminescence dating of the sediments and a preliminary set of radiocarbon ages are presented. Quartz OSL, both at the multi-grain and single-grain levels of analysis, and post-IR IRSL of feldspar at various stimulation temperatures are compared. The quartz/feldspar comparison revealed a bleaching problem for the quartz OSL (and the feldspar pIRIR signals) from Layer 2; as a consequence, the age of this Layer was determined
Homo heidelbergensisek gorputz sendoa zuten, altuagoak ziren H. antecessor baino, eta gizonezkoen batez besteko masa 100 kilokoa zen. Barailek indar eta sendotasun handia zuten, estres handiaren menpe baitzeuden. Fosil hauen multzoak adierazten du hominido honek garezur puztuago bat zuela eta honen atzeko partea borobilagoa zela. Masailezurrak puztuak ziren, neandertalaren antzera baina benetan aurpegia zapalagoa zen. Homo heidelbergensisen garezurraren edukia ez zen gaur egungo gizakiaren oso desberdina, (1350 cm³). Homo sapiensekin beste antzekotasun bat bere ahoskuntza aparatua da, eta honek pentsatzera eraman ditu aditu asko, gizaki talde honetan hizkuntza agerian zegoela, baina ez zen gaur egungo hizkuntza bezalakoa. ...
Upwelling is also influenced by factors such as the topography of the local ocean bottom and coastlines, the climate, and wind patterns. Overall, approximagely mixing of deep and surface waters takes far longer than the mixing of atmospheric CO 2 with the surface waters, and as a result water from some deep ocean areas has an apparent radiocarbon age of several thousand years.. Upwelling mixes this old water with the surface water, giving the surface water an apparent age of about several hundred years after correcting for fractionation. This dating site names revealed probably because the greater surface area of ocean in the southern hemisphere means that there is more carbon exchanged between the ocean and the atmosphere than in the north. Since the surface ocean is depleted in 14 C because acrbon the marine effect, 14 C is removed from the southern atmosphere more quickly than in the north.. For example, rivers that pass over limestonewhich is mostly composed of calcium carbonatewill ...
Turbidite systems along the continental margin of Cascadia Basin from Vancouver Island, Canada, to Cape Mendocino, California, United States, have been investigated with swath bathymetry; newly collected and archive piston, gravity, kasten, and box cores; and accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon dates. The purpose of this study is to test the applicability of the Holocene turbidite record as a paleoseismic record for the Cascadia subduction zone. The Cascadia Basin is an ideal place to develop a turbidite paleoseismologic method and to record paleoearthquakes because (1) a single subduction-zone fault underlies the Cascadia submarine-canyon systems; (2) multiple tributary canyons and a variety of turbidite systems and sedimentary sources exist to use in tests of synchronous turbidite triggering; (3) the Cascadia trench is completely sediment filled, allowing channel systems to trend seaward across the abyssal plain, rather than merging in the trench; (4) the continental shelf is wide, ...
Turbidite systems along the continental margin of Cascadia Basin from Vancouver Island, Canada, to Cape Mendocino, California, United States, have been investigated with swath bathymetry; newly collected and archive piston, gravity, kasten, and box cores; and accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon dates. The purpose of this study is to test the applicability of the Holocene turbidite record as a paleoseismic record for the Cascadia subduction zone. The Cascadia Basin is an ideal place to develop a turbidite paleoseismologic method and to record paleoearthquakes because (1) a single subduction-zone fault underlies the Cascadia submarine-canyon systems; (2) multiple tributary canyons and a variety of turbidite systems and sedimentary sources exist to use in tests of synchronous turbidite triggering; (3) the Cascadia trench is completely sediment filled, allowing channel systems to trend seaward across the abyssal plain, rather than merging in the trench; (4) the continental shelf is wide, ...
Measurable amounts of radiocarbon have been consistently detected within carbonaceous materials across Phanerozoic strata. Under uniformitarian assumptions, these should no longer contain measurable amounts of radiocarbon. Secularists have asserted that these challenging finds originate from systematic contamination, but the hypothesis of endogenous radiocarbon should be considered. Assuming these strata were largely deposited by the Noahic Flood occurring within the time range of radiocarbons detectability with modern equipment under uniformitarian assumptions, we hypothesized that fossils from all three erathems, including dinosaur fossils, should also contain measurable amounts of radiocarbon. Consistent with this hypothesis, we report detectable amounts of radiocarbon in all 16 of our samples. ...
Radiocarbon dating involves determining the age of an ancient fossil or specimen by measuring its carbon-14 content. Willard Libby invented the carbon dating technique in the early 1950s. Carbon dating, also known as radiocarbon dating, is a scientific.
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The left column represents generalized stratigraphy, with radiocarbon dates (uncalibrated years before present) shown as red dots on the y axis, and deposits indicated by their archaeological nomenclature. P, S/Si, Pleistocene; T, A, Holocene; Ao, Holocene ochre ashy layer; Ag, Holocene grey ashy layer (after ref. 76). Columns 1-6 display the chronological extents of technological traditions: 1, microlithic quartz industry; 2, macrolithic flake and blade industry on basalt; 3, bifaces of the axe-hoe type; 4, pecked grounded adze and arrow heads; 5, pottery; and 6, iron objects. Column 7 indicates the two burial phases. Column 8 shows climatic reconstructions based on carbon stable isotopes and pollen from organic matter extracted from sediment cores at Lake Barombi Mbo in western Cameroon (more arid conditions to the left and more humid conditions to the right60,76), along with archaeological eras. IA, Iron Age; LSA, Later Stone Age; SMA, Stone to Metal Age. RMCA Collection; drawings by Y. ...
Phytolith remains of rice (Oryza sativa L.) recovered through the Shangshan site from the Lower Yangtze of China have previously been recognized as the earliest examples of rice cultivation. However, because of the poor preservation of macroplant fossils, many radiocarbon dates were derived through undifferentiated organic materials in pottery sherds. These materials remain a source of debate because of potential contamination by old carbon. Direct dating of the rice remains might serve to clarify their age. Here, we first validate the reliability of phytolith dating from the study region through a comparison with dates obtained through various other material through the same layer or context. Our phytolith data indicate which rice remains retrieved through early stages of the Shangshan in addition to also also Hehuashan sites have ages of approximately 9,400 in addition to also also 9,000 calibrated years before the present, respectively. The morphology of rice bulliform phytoliths indicates ...
In the early days of radiocarbon analysis this limit was often around 20, radiocarbon years. The Communist Party ghostwriters who wrote the book on Xi...
First Uses. Carbon was first used for dating by Willard F. Using real life data to explore exponential graphs. The practical uses of radiocarbon dating in climate science covers similar.
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After 16 games with the same top four hitters atop his batting order, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has made a change for tonights game. Joe Mauer will be in the dugout, while Chris Parmelee plays first base in his place.. Hes only missed like two innings [since he returned from an oblique injury on Aug. 11], so I told him, Youre out, Gardenhire said. He missed so much time, you say, Boy, we need him in there, but you know, hes going to need a break. Hes not as young as some of those other guys out there.. The 31-year-old Mauer said hes sore, but OK to play, but understands Gardenhires desire to keep him fresh. You always want to be in there, but I know it helps in the long run, Mauer said. Im just trying to stay healthy.. His bat could probably use a break, too. After a hot start upon his return, Mauer is has one hit in his last 15 at-bats.. The Twins head to the airport immediately after the game to catch a flight east. Theyre scheduled to arrive in Baltimore a little ...
Estimation of age-at-death for skeletonised forensic remains is one of the most significant problems in forensic anthropology. The majority of existing morphological and histological techniques are highly inaccurate, and show a bias towards underestimating the age of older individuals. One technique which has been successful in forensic age estimation is amino acid racemization in dentine. However, this method cannot be used on remains where the post-mortem interval is greater than 20 years. An alternative approach is to measure amino acid racemization in dental enamel, which is believed to be more resistant to change post-mortem. The extent of amino acid racemization in the acid soluble fraction of the enamel proteins was determined for modem known age teeth. A strong correlation was observed between the age of the tooth and the extent of racemization. No systematic bias in the direction of age estimation errors was detected. For the majority of teeth analyzed, the presence of dental caries did ...
Title: Biomedical Applications of Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. VOLUME: 4 ISSUE: 2. Author(s):Emily L.-C. Cheah and Hwee-Ling Koh. Affiliation:Department of Pharmacy,National University of Singapore, 18 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore.. Keywords:Accelerator mass spectrometry, Radioisotope, Biomedical, Drug development, Microdosing. Abstract: Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) has emerged as an important analytical tool in biomedical and pharmaceutical research. Its sensitivity (up to attomole, 10-18 levels), precision, low sample requirements and the ability to trace a biomarker over a prolonged period of time are valuable attributes. Metabolomic, kinetic, toxicokinetic and dosimetric studies of various chemical molecules, at environmental exposure levels and physiologically relevant doses, using radioisotopes (e.g. 14C, 3H, 26Al and 41Ca) are possible. AMS has contributed significantly to the understanding of DNA-adduct formation in carcinogenesis and is finding new uses in the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Amino acid racemization in mono-specific foraminifera from Quaternary deep-sea sediments. AU - Kaufman, Darrell S. AU - Cooper, Katherine. AU - Behl, Richard. AU - Billups, Katharina. AU - Bright, Jordon. AU - Gardner, Karleen. AU - Hearty, Paul. AU - Jakobsson, Martin. AU - Mendes, Isabel. AU - OLeary, Michael. AU - Polyak, Leonid. AU - Rasmussen, Tine. AU - Rosa, Francisca. AU - Schmidt, Matthew. PY - 2013/4. Y1 - 2013/4. N2 - The deep-sea environment is among the most stable on Earth, making it well suited for amino acid geochronology. Foraminifera with calcareous tests are distributed across the World Ocean and are often recovered in sufficient abundance from sediment cores to derive robust mean amino acid D/L values of multiple replicates from each stratigraphic level. The extent of racemization (D/L) can be compared with independent age control, which in most cases is based on correlation with global marine oxygen-isotope stages and radiocarbon ages from the same ...
article{74f068fa-017e-403f-85d8-b7d190975c54, abstract = {,p,Radiocarbon dating is the most commonly used chronological tool in archaeological and environmental sciences dealing with the past 50,000 years, making the radiocarbon calibration curve one of the most important records in paleosciences. For the past 12,560 years, the radiocarbon calibration curve is constrained by high quality tree-ring data. Prior to this, however, its uncertainties increase rapidly due to the absence of suitable tree-ring ,sup,14,/sup,C data. Here, we present new high-resolution ,sup,14,/sup,C measurements from 3 floating tree-ring chronologies from the last deglaciation. By using combined information from the current radiocarbon calibration curve and ice core ,sup,10,/sup,Be records, we are able to absolutely date these chronologies at high confidence. We show that our data imply large ,sup,14,/sup,C-age variations during the Bølling chronozone (Greenland Interstadial 1e) - a period that is currently characterized ...
In the 1950s, atomic bomb testing caused large quantities of synthetic 14C to be released into the atmosphere and enter the bodies of living organisms. Methods for calibrating radiocarbon dates from post-bomb materials have been developed over the past two decades and are becoming more applicable in forensics; however, the application of radiocarbon dating concerning medical cadavers has not been fully explored. To determine if human cadavers are viable research subjects, three samples were collected from two human cadavers from the Sanford School of Medicine with known birth and death dates. The intention was to have a lower incisor and a portion of the humerus epiphyses and diaphysis from each cadaver sent to the Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) at the University of Georgia for radiocarbon dating; however, only the incisor of a cadaver that was born after 1950 was dated. It was expected that the various embalming solutions used on cadavers have no effect on the radiocarbon dates and that
Weinelt, Mara (2005): Stable isotope data of benthic foraminifera of ODP Site 162-984B. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.319265
The relation between age and amino-acid epimer ratios (alloisoleucine/isoleucine, A/I) of Holocene land snails was quantitatively evaluated through 14C and amino-acid analysis of 33 samples from fluvial and colluvial sediments and rodent middens in the Northern Negev Desert of Israel. A/I is strongly correlated with 14C ages in fluvial and rodent midden deposits (r = 0.95 and 0.94, respectively), permitting age estimates from A/I ratios with precisions of ±700 and ±660 yr. The correlation is weaker in colluvial deposits (r = 0.74), and age estimates from A/I ratios are correspondingly less precise (±1580 yr). This probably results from delayed burial, which exposes the shells to intense radiation on the desert surface. Because of the generally strong relation between age and A/I, amino-acid epimerization analysis of individual shells can be used to identify mixed-age deposits and to reconstruct species chronologies from mixed-age deposits. ...
The most extensive terrestrial outcrops of glacial and glaciomarine deposits in the Eastern CanadianArctic are exposed in sea cliffs along the Clyde Foreland and Qivitu Peninsula of Baffin Island. Collectively known as the Clyde Foreland Formation (CFF), these stacked deposits record at least seven glacial advances. Despite having been the focus of numerous investigations spanning nearly 50 years, no numerical chronological framework for the age of the deposits has been established. Previous studies relied on biostratigraphy and amino acid racemization (AAR) geochronology and postulated that the oldest units were Late Pliocene to Mid-Pleistocene in age. In this paper, we use a cosmogenic radionuclide isochron approach to determine a minimum age for the burial of a paleosol preserved within the CFF. Abundant palynomorphs in the paleosol are dominated by cool-climate taxa. Combining the paleosol burial age with a compilation of published and new CFF AAR data for marine bivalves Hiatella arctica ...
Introduction Amino acid racemization (AAR) has been applied extensively as a method of relative and quantitative dating by evaluating the degree of postmortem conversion of the chiral forms of amin
Forwarded message ---------- From: Peter Douglas ,peter.douglas at mcgill.ca, Date: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 8:29 AM I am looking to recruit an M.Sc. or Ph.D. student in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at McGill University for a project focused on using methane radiocarbon measurements to quantify fugitive emissions from oil and gas extraction and/or emissions of methane from old permafrost carbon pools. This position would be partially focused on developing methods at McGill for purifying methane from mixed gas samples, and would involve collaborations with the University of Ottawas Lalonde Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, as well as Environment and Climate Change Canada. The project is funded through McGills Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy, and there will be opportunities to engage with the interface between biogeochemical measurements and greenhouse gas mitigation policy. Experience with stable isotope and/or radiocarbon measurements, especially with gas ...
Cosmogenic 36Cl analysis by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is a valuable environmental and geological sciences research tool. Overcoming the stable nuclide 36S isobar interfering with measurement is challenging, however. Traditionally this has required large accelerators, but following recent technical advances it is now possible with 3C30 MeV ion energies. Consequently 5 MV or even smaller modern bespoke spectrometers are now 36Cl-capable, increasing accessibility and promoting wider and more varied 36Cl use. However, the technical ability to identify 36Cl ions is quite distinct from demonstrated high-performance AMS. Such is the theme of this paper. We present a systematic analysis of the accurate measurement of sample radioisotope relative to the stable chlorine, the normalisation of the measured ratio and correction for remaining 36S interference, all combined with the use of stable-isotope dilution to determine sample Cl concentration to begin with. We conclude by showing that ...
The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, in the central Pacific waters of the Republic of Kiribati, is a model for large marine protected area (MPA) development and maintenance, but baseline records of the protected biodiversity in its largest environment, the deep sea (>200 m), have not yet been determined. In general, the equatorial central Pacific lacks biogeographic perspective on deep-sea benthic communities compared to more well-studied regions of the North and South Pacific Ocean. In 2017, explorations by the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer and R/V Falkor were among the first to document the diversity and distribution of deep-water benthic megafauna on numerous seamounts, islands, shallow coral reef banks, and atolls in the region. Here, we present baseline deep-sea coral species distribution and community assembly patterns within the Scleractinia, Octocorallia, Antipatharia, and Zoantharia with respect to different seafloor features and abiotic environmental variables across bathyal depths (200-2500 m).
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The National Resource for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) was established in 1999 to enable biomedical researchers to accurately quantify very low levels of radioisotopes while exploring fundamental issues in biology. In this renewal, we will expand our present capabilities by developing a fully integrated HPLC AMS to increase our capabilities for metabolic measurements which our collaborators require. We will develop methods to study biochemical pathways and cellular processes down to the level of the single cell. Finally we will develop and validate methods for the application of AMS in human translational research which is a growing area of demand by collaborators and service users. Throughout the tenure of the grant we will continue to provide a resource to the research community that will include service to investigators familiar with AMS, training of investigators in the technology and dissemination of the Resource. Towards these goals, our specific ...
Critical evaluation, tree-ring calibration, and statistical analysis of 95 radiocarbon dates from neolithic and predynastic sites in Upper Egypt and the De
The department Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and Isotope Research conducts interdisciplinary research in a broad application spectrum ranging from nuclear astrophysics to environment and biomedical applications utilizing natural and anthropogenic fingerprints of rare isotropes and trace elements. In addition, the technological advancement of AMS to new isotopes is pursued.
Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is an ultra-sensitive method to monitor and trace the environmental exposure levels of 14C-labeled molecules in vivo. Nicotine [3-(1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)-pyridine], a major alkaloid in tobacco products, has proven to be a potential genotoxic compound. Using 14C-labeled nicotine and AMS, we have investigated the inhibitory effect of curcumin, garlic squeeze, grapeseed extract, tea polyphenols, vitamin C and vitamin E, respectively, on nicotine-hemoglobin (Hb) adduction in vivo. The results demonstrated that these dietary constituents induced remarkable decrease of nicotine-Hb adducts. The inhibitory fact may afford an important clue of the chemoprevention of the potential nicotine-induced carcinogenesis. ...
Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is currently the most sensitive method for trace DNA adduct detection. O6-Mehtyldeoxyguanosine (O 6-MedG) is a strongly mutagenic lesion formed by a variety of alkylating agents. For this reason this was the adduct of choice for use in this study, the aim of which was to develop a 14C-postlabelling technique, involving incorporation of radiolabel onto O6-MedG adducts after isolation, thus enabling exploitation of AMS to detect low levels of adducts without the need to administer a 14C-labelled compound. A method was developed and optimised for acetylating O6-MedG, in , 90% yields. This method was then used to acetylate the adduct with 14C-acetic anhydride, but changes required for the safe handling of radiolabelled compound altered the reaction product profile, resulting in the major derivative being 14C-di-acetyl O6-MedG, (38% yield). This pure standard was used to determine detection limits of 1.4 pmoles of adduct using HPLC and liquid scintillation counting ...
The ability of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) to measure very small concentrations of the nuclides 10 Be, 14 C, 26 Al, 36 Cl, and 129 I has led to many innovative applications in geologic research. To take advantage of this opportunity in the geosciences, it is important to understand how AMS works, how these nuclides are produced, and how they can be applied to geologic problems. We first discuss the basics of AMS, explaining what gives the method its ability to count small numbers of these nuclides. We review how these nuclides are produced and transported in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. We then explain the ways that AMS is being used to solve a wide range of problems in geologic research by discussing specific applications in areas such as geomorphology, tectonics, climatology, hydrology, and geochronology.
The National Resource for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) was established in 1999 to enable biomedical researchers to accurately quantify very low levels of...
Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is a powerful method for the measurement of very low abundance nuclei (10-9 to 10-16) even in a background of much stronger isobars.
Lilley, J.S., Smithson, M.J., Aitken, T.W., Charlesworth, T.R., Cunningham, R.A., Drumm, P.V., Newton, G.W.A., Day, J.P. and Barker, J. (1990) Accelerator Mass Spectrometry : AMS. In: Connell, K. A. and Warner, D. D., (eds.) Nuclear physics : appendix to the Daresbury Annual Report 1989/90. Warrington, U.K. : SERC Daresbury Laboratory. pp. 147-147. ISSN (print) 0265-1815 ...
At this stage fruits and seeds started to change to become light brown, a visual indicator for the time of maximum seed quality. Specimens are now appreciated as temporally and spatially extensive sources of genotypic, phenotypic, and biogeographic data. This is the oldest demonstrably viable and directly dated seed ever reported, the preserved relict of one of the early crops of lotus cultivated by Buddhists at Pulantien after introduction of the religion into the region prior to 372 A.D. A small portion of the dry pericarp of a second lotus fruit from the same locale has been dated as being 332 +/- 135-yr-old (270 +/- 60 yr BP, radiocarbon age) by accelerator mass spectroscopy at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The general premise of this idea, which we call the paleosymbiosis hypothesis, is that host plants can access and be colonized by fungal root symbionts that have been inactive for millennia. To control the populations, it is necessary to remove adults and young ...
Episodic, large-volume pulses of volcaniclastic sediment and coseismic subsidence of the coast have influenced the development of a late Holocene delta at southern Puget Sound. Multibeam bathymetry, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and vibracores were used to investigate the morphologic and stratigraphic evolution of the Nisqually River delta. Two fluvial-deltaic facies are recognized on the basis of GPR data and sedimentary characteristics in cores, which suggest partial emplacement from sediment-rich floods that originated on Mount Rainier. Facies S consists of stacked, sheet-like deposits of andesitic sand up to 4 m thick that are continuous across the entire width of the delta. Flat-lying, highly reflective surfaces separate the sand sheets and comprise important facies boundaries. Beds of massive, pumice- and charcoal-rich sand overlie one of the buried surfaces. Organic-rich material from that surface, beneath the massive sand, yielded a radiocarbon age that is time-correlative with a series of
Twitter Facebook Research results show the eruption occurred in the 16th century BC, consistent with the archaeological record. The effects of the eruption were felt as far away as Egypt and what is now Istanbul in Turkey. Other researchers estimated the date of the eruption to about BC using measurements of radiocarbon, sometimes called carbon , from bits of trees, grains and legumes found just below the layer of volcanic ash. By using radiocarbon measurements from the annual rings of trees that lived at the time of the eruption, the UA-led team dates the eruption to someplace between and , a time period which overlaps with the date range from the archeological evidence.. Work conducted at the UA Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory contributed substantially to the radiocarbon calibration curve currently in use worldwide. Now radiocarbon testing requires just slivers of wood, so Pearson and her colleagues could test the annual growth rings of trees from back to BC - before, during and after ...
Natural abundance radiocarbon analysis facilitates distinct source apportionment between contemporary biomass/biofuel (14C alive) versus fossil fuel (14C dead) combustion. Here, the first compound-specific radiocarbon analysis (CSRA) of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was demonstrated for a set of samples collected in Lycksele, Sweden a small town with frequent episodes of severe atmospheric pollution in the winter. Renewed interest in using residential wood combustion (RWC) means that this type of seasonal pollution is of increasing concern in many areas. Five individual/paired PAH isolates from three pooled fortnight-long filter collections were analyzed by CSRA: phenanthrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, benzo[b+k]fluoranthene and indeno[cd]pyrene plus benzo[ghi]perylene; phenanthrene was the only compound also analyzed in the gas phase. The measured Delta 14C for PAHs spanned from -138.3 per mil to 58.0 per mil. A simple isotopic mass balance model was applied to estimate ...
We aim to test whether a method involving the chemical ninhydrin which selects amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, can: recover sufficient carbon from extremely degraded protein in Australian bones for radiocarbon dating. Radiocarbon methods for dating bone select the protein collagen. Most were developed in northern Europe/America where collagen is well preserved in
Summary: The origins and genetic affinity of the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, commonly known as Guanches, are poorly understood. Though radiocarbon dates on archaeological remains such as charcoal, seeds, and domestic animal bones suggest that people have inhabited the islands since the 5th century BCE [1, 2, 3], it remains unclear how many times, and by whom, the islands were first settled [4, 5]. Previously published ancient DNA analyses of uniparental genetic markers have shown that the Guanches carried common North African Y chromosome markers (E-M81, E-M78, and J-M267) and mitochondrial lineages such as U6b, in addition to common Eurasian haplogroups [6, 7, 8]. These results are in agreement with some linguistic, archaeological, and anthropological data indicating an origin from a North African Berber-like population [1, 4, 9]. However, to date there are no published Guanche autosomal genomes to help elucidate and directly test this hypothesis. To resolve this, we generated ...
In the study, 44 teeth from 41 individuals were analyzed using racemization (a chemical process in which one amino acid is converted to its counterpart) analysis of tooth crown dentin or radiocarbon analysis of enamel, and 10 of these were split and subjected to both radiocarbon and racemization analysis. Combined analysis showed that the two methods correlated well.. Carbon-14, or radiocarbon, is naturally produced by cosmic ray interactions with air and is present at low levels in the atmosphere and food. Although nuclear weapons testing was conducted at only a few locations, excess levels of 14C in the atmosphere rapidly dispersed and equalized around the globe.. Since 1963, as a result of a worldwide test ban treaty, 14C levels in the atmosphere have been decreasing exponentially with a mean half-life of 16 years. Carbon-14 levels have not decreased because of radioactive decay (14C has a half-life of 5,730 years), but rather 14C has moved out of the atmosphere due to mixing with large ...
PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169486. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169486. The timing of the first entry of humans into North America is still hotly debated within the scientific community. Excavations conducted at Bluefish Caves (Yukon Territory) from 1977 to 1987 yielded a series of radiocarbon dates that led archaeologists to propose that the initial dispersal of human groups into Eastern Beringia (Alaska and the Yukon Territory) occurred during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). … ⇒. ...
Lithostratigraphy, tephra, geochemistry, biomarkers, hydrogen isotopes, radiocarbon dates, age model, chironomid counts and percentages, pollen counts and percentages, reconstructed summer temperatures for the lacustrine sequence of ancient lake Atteköpsmosse in southern Sweden, 15.5-11.3 ka BP.
New radiocarbon dates from Easter Island indicate that the isolated Polynesian island was first colonized around A.D. 1200, up to 800 years later than had previously been thought.
We find that calibration using the most commonly assumed mutation rate of 1 × 10−8 per generation and a 3-year gray wolf generation time would imply that the Taimyr wolf diverged from the Chinese wolf 10,000-14,000 years ago (Figure 3), which is incompatible with its calibrated direct radiocarbon date of ∼35,000 years BP. Instead, the mutation rate must be substantially slower in order to be compatible with the age of the Taimyr individual, and we find that the Taimyr divergence can be accommodated by a mutation rate of 0.4 × 10−8 per generation (Figure 3). However, it should be noted that this assumes that the Taimyr wolf is directly ancestral to the Chinese gray wolf. If there was structure between the ancestors of the Chinese wolf and the Taimyr wolf, the mutation rate would have to be even slower, and as such a rate of 0.4 × 10−8 per generation is conservative. We emphasize that this mutation rate is for non-CpG sites, since SNPs in CpG dinucleotide context were excluded from the ...
Amplified climate warming in the Arctic may cause thaw-remobilization of its large soil organic carbon (SOC) pool. Here we assess the remobilization and preservation of old SOC by the watershed-integrated radiocarbon signature of molecular SOC markers released from northernmost Scandinavia. The radiocarbon analyses revealed a remarkable fractionation for identical vascular plant markers (~420ppm or ~6000 14C years) upon settling from surface water to the underlying sediments. From this, we infer fluvial export of two SOC pools; a young surface peat component, and an old deep mineral soil component. The young pool exists as an easily degradable humic suspension, while the old pool is matrix protected from degradation and ballasted for preferential settling. The two soil types with highest OC in Arctic permafrost evidently exhibit different susceptibilities to degradation. Hence, a significant part of the thaw- released OC may simply be fluvially relocated to sediments instead of being emitted to ...
BackgroundLens crystallines are special proteins in the eye lens. Because the epithelial basement membrane (lens capsule) completely encloses the lens, desquamation of aging cells is impossible, and due to the complete absence of blood vessels or transport of metabolites in this area, there is no subsequent remodelling of these fibers, nor removal of degraded lens fibers. Human tissue ultimately derives its 14C content from the atmospheric carbon dioxide. The 14C content of the lens proteins thus reflects the atmospheric content of 14C when the lens crystallines were formed. Precise radiocarbon dating is made possible by comparing the 14C content of the lens crystallines to the so-called bomb pulse, i.e. a plot of the atmospheric 14C content since the Second World War, when there was a significant increase due to nuclear-bomb testing. Since the change in concentration is significant even on a yearly basis this allows very accurate dating.Methodology/Principal FindingsOur results allow us to conclude
The results of the study were presented in Florence at the European Conference on Accelerators in Applied Research and Technology (ECAART) and will be published in the volume Leredità del Padre: le reliquie di San Francesco a Cortona (which will be released in a few weeks by Edizioni Messaggero di SantAntonio). The volume will include the complete results of an interdisciplinary investigation which included both scientific and humanist research and which was promoted by the Tuscany Province Chapter of the Franciscan Order Friars Minor Conventual.. The analyses were conducted with a radiocarbon method, measuring the radiocarbon using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). From each tunic, researchers took from 5 to 7 samples of fabric, each of which was smaller than one square centimetre and weighed around 10 milligrams. Multiple samples were taken to avoid doubts or ambiguities (due to, for example, the presence of patches that were added to the tunic at a later time), thus increasing the ...
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And weve had some pretty good catchers, too - A.J. Pierzynski, (Tim) Laudner, (Dave) Engle, said Rick Stelmaszek, who coaches Minnesotas catchers. But Joe has to be at the top of the list defensively. Hes an elite at the position, and hes just coming into his own. Strangely, the St. Paul native won the award for a season in which he threw out 36 percent of all potential base stealers (29 caught in 80 attempts), the lowest percentage of his four-year career as a regular, and far below his 53 percent rate of 2007. It was still among the ALs best rates, however - the result, Redmond said, of the work Mauer puts into the position. Everybody knows about his (two) batting titles, but he works just as hard on his fielding, said Redmond, who backed up Gold Glove catchers Charles Johnson and Ivan Rodriguez in Florida. We work a lot on footwork, arm strength, blocking balls, technique. You can see how important he takes it, how much pride he has in defense. And not just the physical part, ...
Minnesota Twins Jim Thome (L) and Joe Mauer celebrate their win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago on August 10, 2010. The Twins won 12-6. UPI/Brian Kersey
The deep sea might be cold and dark, but its not barren. Down here, an incredible diversity of corals shelters young fish like grouper, snapper and rockfish. Sharks, rays and other species live and feed here their whole lives. Brightly colored coral gardens, far beyond the reach of the suns rays, dont just nurture deep-sea life.
Service Centers Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF) The Northeast National Ion Microprobe Facility (NENIMF) is an outgrowth of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Regional Ion Microprobe Facililty. National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutions National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) was…
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Like a dog with a bone. How many times have you heard that saying? Dogs and bones - the two seem to go hand-in-hand, with pet parents giving their canine companions bones for entertainment, to prevent bad breath, to help clean their teeth, and for sheer enjoyment. But are animal bones safe for Fido, or do they cause irreparable damage?. Dental Health. One of the surefire ways to ensure your pet is happy and healthy is to maintain his good dental health. Do you treat Fido with the occasional animal bone in an effort to keep his teeth and gums healthy and clean? Well, you may be doing more damage than good. Its not uncommon for a pooch to suffer from a fractured tooth when chowing down on a bone. Think about it - a bone that is strong enough to hold the weight of a large cow is pretty tough… which means those very persistent chewers can easily break a tooth or two before the bone gives way.. Besides the risk of possible tooth fracturing, arent animal bones good for cleaning a dogs teeth? Not ...
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