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Table 2 Results of the radiocarbon dating

From: Defining multiple inhabitations of a cave environment using interdisciplinary archaeometry: the ‘Christmas Cave’ of the Wadi en-Nar/Nahal Qidron, West of the Dead Sea

KLR
lab No
GrA
lab No
δ13C
(‰)
Sample
material
C% 14a (%) σ 14a Age (BP) Calibrated age range
(1σ)
Calibrated age range
(2σ)
8853 53271 − 20.94 Olive stone 48.8 92.21 0.38 650 ± 35 CE1290–1390 CE 1280–1400
8854 53272 − 23.41 Date stone 46.0 79.71 0.34 1820 ± 35 CE 170–325 CE 125–330
8013 50530 − 24.45 Macro remains 35.1 79.42 0.38 1850 ± 40 CE 130–240 CE 80–325
8856 53274 − 25.11 Textile 39.9 78.82 0.33 1910 ± 35 CE 80–205 CE 25–220
8855 53273 − 23.99 Reed 43.4 78.44 0.33 1950 ± 35 CE 25–125 BCE 40-CE 205
8015 50532 − 24.78 Wood 48.4 78.30 0.37 1965 ± 40 BCE 5- CE 120 BCE 50- CE 205
8014 50531 − 22.11 Charcoal 75.6 52.57 0.28 5170 ± 40 BCE 4045–3950 BCE 4160–3805
8852 53282 − 22.63 Cereal grain 35.0 51.86 0.25 5275 ± 40 BCE 4230–3995 BCE 4240–3985
  1. The columns show KLR and GrA laboratory code numbers, δ13C in ‰, sample material, 14C activity ratio corrected for isotope fractionation in %, its standard deviation, 14C age in BP including its standard deviation, and calibrated age ranges in BCE at 1σ and 2σ confidence intervals. The 14C dates are calibrated with the latest calibration curve IntCal20 [32]. See text for details