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Ref ID: 25705
Ref Type: Book Section in a Series
Authors: Hajdas, I.
Bonani, G.
Slusarenko, I. Y.
Seifert, M.
Title: Chronology of Pazyryk 2 and Ulandryk 4 Kurgans based on high resolution radiocarbon dating and dendrochronology - a step towards more precise dating of Scythian burials
Date: 2004
Source: Impact of the environment on human migration in Eurasia
Place of Publication: Boston
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Abstract: High-resolution radiocarbon dating of tree ring sequences provides a tool to overcome complications of the radiocarbon calibration curve. The time (2500 BP) when the Pazyryk culture thrived in the steppes of Siberia coincides with wiggles on the radiocarbon calibration curve. Results of radiocarbon dating of tree logs from the Pazyryk 2 and Ulandryk 4 tombs allow wiggle matching to the calibration curve and more precise dating of the time the kurgans were constructed. The ages of 300 and 311 BC for Pazyryk 2 and Ulandryk 4, respectively, support historical dating of the finds. Our chronology provides a piece in the puzzle of the expansion and the extension of the Scythian like cultures that dominated the steppes between 800-200 BC.
Date Created: 6/26/2008
Editors: Scott, E. Marian
Alekseev, Andrey Yu.
Zaitseva, Ganna
Page Start: 107
Page End: 116
Series Title: NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences