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Setting the Time Frame – Application of Cosmogenic Nuclide (Radiocarbon, Beryllium) Dating in the Construction of High-Resolution Archaeological Chronologies


Exact chronological data are essential to evaluate the timing, duration and rhythms of population dynamics and human migrations. They also form the basis to decipher dependencies of human development on climatic and environmental changes, by the identification of coincidences, leads or lacks to these potential natural forcing factors. Project F1 has two main components, each with focus on establishing highprecision chronologies based on radiometric dating methods. The first component involves archaeological and sedimentological case studies in the eastern transect of the CRC, employing 14C- and initial 10Be-exposure dating. The second component provides a Central Radiocarbon Service for the entire CRC.