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Table 2 Radiocarbon dates of archaeological samples from inland sites in Northern Germany

From: The freshwater reservoir effect in radiocarbon dating

AAR Species/material 14C age BP C/N ratio δ13C (‰VPDB) δ15N (‰AIR)
Radiocarbon dates from Kayhude, Alster, Northern Germany
11403 KAY8-432,01 FC pretreated 5695 ±55 8.77 ±0.38 -28.63 ±0.05 (DI) 6.99 ±0.43
11403 KAY8-432,01 FC not pretreated 8.93 ±0.50 -29.01 ±1.03 (EA) 6.76 ±0.09
11403 KAY8-432,01 FC base-soluble 6740 ±160
11404 KAY8-168,01 FC pretreated 6090 ±55 8.28 ±0.91 -28.90 ±0.05 (DI) 12.54 ±0.21
11404 KAY8-168,01 FC not pretreated 8.67 ±0.43 -28.79 ±0.17 (EA) 11.36 ±0.21
11404 KAY8-168,01 FC base-soluble 6420 ±65
11477 KAY8-815.0 BC terrestrial mammal 9150 ±110
11479 KAY8-412.01 FC pretreated 5350 ±110 17.77 ±0.32 -26.53 ±0.13 (EA) 6.38 ±0.34
11479 KAY8-412.01 FC not pretreated 17.41 ±1.06 -26.55 ±0.10 (EA) 7.44 ±1.00
11479 KAY8-412.01 FC base soluble 6130 ±60
11480 KAY8-176 Charcoal 5438 ±41 -24.83 ±0.05 (DI)
11695 Pike BC 8520 ±80 -22.41 ±0.05 (DI)
14212 KAY8-435 FC pretreated 5948 ±35 15.46 ±24.63 -26.72 ±0.10 (EA)
Radiocarbon dates from Schlamersdorf, Trave, Northern Germany
11402 SLA5-10000 Wood 5638 ±49 -26.49 ±0.05 (DI)
11405 SLA5-10001 Wood 5762 ±48 -27.25 ±0.05 (DI)
11406 SLA5-10002 Wood 5818 ±43 -28.78 ±0.05 (DI)
11407 SLA5-10003 Wood 5750 ±90 -27.03 ±0.05 (DI)
11408 SLA5-10004 Wood 5642 ±48 -27.47 ±0.05 (DI)
11398 SL5-2784 BC Wild cat 5685 ±60 3.25 ±0.13 -19.27 ±0.05 (DI) 6.49 ±0.29
11399 SL5-2761 BC beaver 6480 ±90 3.59 ±0.11 -22.42 ±0.05 (DI) 4.68 ±0.89
11400 SL5-2883 BC wild boar 6035 ±60 3.24 ±0.01 -21.39 ±0.05 (DI) 5.01 ±0.13
11401 SL5-2913 BC fish; five vertebrae 3.27 ±0.02 -21.40 ±0.05 (EA) 4.75 ±23
11401 SL5-2913 BC fish; remaining BF 3.25 ±0.01 26.91 ±0.04 (EA) 7.91 ±44
11475 SLA5-2869 BC cyprinid 7770 ±100
11476 SLA5-2786 TC, red deer 6275 ±65 -23.63 ±0.05 (DI)
11476 SLA5-2786 TC, red deer (BF) 6370 ±65 -23.54 ±0.05 (DI)
11481 SLA5-1713 FC 5190 ±110 12.33 ±2.04 -27.23 ±0.45 (EA)
11481 SLA5-1713 FC not pretreated 15.96 ±2.40 -27.66 ±0.25 (EA) 3.95 ±0.45
11481 SLA5-1713 Outer crust 6850 ±120 16.29 ±1.58 -28.01 ±0.46 (EA) 3.39 ±0.30
11482 SLA5-2707 FC pretreated 5590 ±110 13.01 ±1.36 -27.04 ±0.22 (EA)
11482 SLA5-2707 FC not pretreated 19.36 ±0.18 -27.68 ±0.11 (EA) 2.86 ±0.75
11483 SLA5-2742 FC pretreated 15.15 ±0.25 -27.62 ±0.05 (DI)
11483 SLA5-2742 FC not pretreated 19.55 ±1.53 -27.42 ±0.18 (EA) 3.09 ±0.96
11483 SLA5-2742 plant remains from sherd 5985 ±50
11484 SLA5-1802 FC pretreated 5950 ±170 14.91 ±2.57 -27.46 ±0.39 (EA)
11484 SLA5-1802 FC not pretreated 16.39 ±3.62 -27.65 ±0.04 (EA) 1.88 ±0.21
11842 SLA5-2912a BC 7640 ±65 -26.78 ±0.05 (DI)
11843 SLA5-2912b BC 5.36 ±0.08 -27.58 ±0.04 (EA) 9.40 ±0.14
11844 SLA5-2906 BC 7620 ±110
14211 SLA5-2683 FC 6871 ±35 12.12 ±0.84 -33.02 ±0.05 (DI) 6.93 ±0.15
  1. Radiocarbon dates and stable isotope measurements (δ13C, C/N, δ15N) of archaeological samples from Kayhude/Alster and Schlamersdorf/Trave, Northern Germany. FC: food crust; BC: bone collagen; TC: tooth collagen; BF: bone fragment. DI: analyses on a CO2 aliquot from the radiocarbon preparation, performed using a Dual Inlet IsoPrime stable isotope mass spectrometer. EA: analyses on pre-treated samples, performed by combustion in a EuroVector elemental analyser coupled to the mass spectrometer.