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Authors: Alekseev, Andrey Yu.
Title: Some chronological problems of European Scythia: archaeology and radiocarbon
Date: 2004
Source: Impact of the environment on human migration in Eurasia
Place of Publication: Boston
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Abstract: This paper is devoted to some problems of correlation between archaeological and radiocarbon dates in Scythian archaeology. Modern radiocarbon dates which are used to support an independent non-archaeological chronological system, in some cases provide evidence to narrow existing archaeological dates or show a good agreement with archaeological dates, and in other cases do not contradict them. The findings of chronological studies are clearer now: the accepted archaeological dates of early Scythian monuments (9th - 6th centuries BC) are found as the later limits of their calibrated calendar age (<sup>14</sup>C), whereas archaeological dates of classical antiquities (5th - 4th centuries BC) are found in the earlier parts of their calibrated age range. For example, the "royal" Alexandropol barrow which was dated by archaeologists to the period 330-300 BC., has radiocarbon dates in the interval 2300-2080 BP, which corresponds to the 4th - 1st century cal. BC.
Date Created: 6/26/2008
Editors: Scott, E. Marian
Alekseev, Andrey Yu.
Zaitseva, Ganna
Page Start: 9
Page End: 19
Series Title: NATO Science Series IV: Earth and Environmental Sciences