Rich McQuillen
re: Thera Eruption - New RadioCarbon Tests
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:34
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New tests released this week.

Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815141326.htm
"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 1600 and 1525"
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"Hodgins said, "This research is about Thera, but really, the implications of it are profound for anyone that uses radiocarbon dating throughout the world for this time span. There's a kind of revolution in the radiocarbon community to revise the calibration curve using these more precise measurements."

Other research teams are also finding discrepancies between their radiocarbon measurements using annual tree rings and the current radiocarbon calibration curve, he said.

Pearson, still fascinated by Thera, hopes future research can nail the eruption down to a particular year."

  • 1627 - Thera Eruption and Venus TabletsJoe Baker, Sun Aug 19 08:27
    Hi All The eruption of Thera did not create a celestial event but it could have created an atmospheric event which would have affected the observational visibility of Venus before it went into and... more
    • re: 1627 - Thera Eruption and Venus TabletsRich McQuillen, Sun Aug 19 13:06
      Hi Joe, I read this article, and your links to previous articles. I compared to my notes and the new radiocarbon tests. ******* "the allowable solutions for the accession year of Ammi-ṣaduqa... more
    • re: Thera Eruption - New RadioCarbon Tests — Rich McQuillen, Sun Aug 19 12:34
      • re: Thera Eruption - New RadioCarbon TestsMarianne Luban, Sun Aug 19 14:32
        Rich wrote: "Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815141326.htm "By using radiocarbon measurements from the annual rings of... more
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