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Table 3 Results of the TL-dating of the ceramic samples

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

Lab No Code Field no Si K U Th Date 1σ interval 2σ interval
    wt% wt% µg/g µg/g BCE/CE    
KLR-8008 QCC-430 QCC-007 25.1 1.14 2.32 4.92 450 CE 100 350–550 CE 250–650 CE
KLR-8009 QCC-426 QCC-079 30.4 1.71 1.84 6.33 334 CE 106 228–440 CE 122–546 CE
KLR-8010 QCC-428 QCC-264 8.63 1.91 1.53 1.86 3208 BCE 354 3563–2854 BCE 3916–2500 BCE
KLR-8016   ? 24.5 1.58 1.43 5.35 413 BCE 155 568–258 BCE 723–103 BCE
KLR-8857   Frumkin#5 29.3 1.51 2.15 8.60 59 BCE 127 186 BCE – 70 CE 313 BCE-195 CE
KLR-8858   Frumkin#6 31.8 1.58 2.99 10.9 240 CE 110 130–350 CE 20–460 CE
KLR-8859   Frumkin#7 19.0 3.55 1.87 4.05 476 CE 107 369–583 CE 262–690 CE
KLR-8860   Frumkin#11 22.1 4.17 2.37 5.85 698 BCE 206 904–492 BCE 1110–286 BCE
KLR-8861   Frumkin#12 17.3 4.14 2.46 4.02 92 BCE 142 234 BCE – 50 CE 376 BCE–192 CE
KLR-8862   Frumkin#15 10.6 2.67 3.72 3.98 145 BCE 151 296 BCE – 6 CE 447 BCE–157 CE
KLR-8863   Frumkin#16 22.2 1.15 2.24 6.68 272 BCE 180 456–92 BCE 632 BCE-88 CE
KLR-12527   CC1 soil 3.99 2.87 1.085 0.495     
KLR-12529   CC3 soil 0.165 1.93 0.098 0.021     
KLR-12530   CC4 soil 0.325 1.49 0.476 0.049     
KLR-12531   CC5 soil 0.230 3.38 0.268 0.046     
Average   soil 1.18 2.42 0.482 0.153     
1σ (10%)    0.12 0.242 0.048 0.015     
  1. A sample called CC2-soil was available but did not contain quantifiable amounts of Si by XRF and were consequently left out