Radiocarbon After Four Decades

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

  • R. E. Taylor
  • Austin Long
  • Renee S. Kra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. James R. Arnold, Robert L. Schuch
      Pages 3-10
  3. The Natural Carbon Cycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-18
    2. Minze Stuiver, Gordon W. Pearson
      Pages 19-33
    3. Jean-Claude Duplessy, Maurice Arnold, Edouard Bard, Laurent Labeyrie, Josette Duprat, Jean Moyes
      Pages 62-74
    4. Tsung-Hung Peng, Wallace S. Broecker
      Pages 75-92
    5. Robert S. Sternberg
      Pages 93-116
    6. Paul E. Damon, John L. Jirikowic
      Pages 117-129
    7. Devendra Lal
      Pages 146-161
  4. Instrumentation and Sample Preparation

  5. Hydrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Mebus A. Geyh
      Pages 276-287
    3. Austin Long, Ellyn M. Murphy, Stanley N. Davis, Robert M. Kalin
      Pages 288-308
  6. Old World Archaeology

  7. New World Archaeology

  8. Earth Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Richard G. Fairbanks, Christopher D. Charles, James D. Wright
      Pages 473-500
  9. Environmental Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 501-502
    2. Ingeborg Levin, Rainer Bösinger, Georges Bonani, Roger J. Francey, Bernd Kromer, K. O. Münnich et al.
      Pages 503-518
    3. Lloyd A. Currie
      Pages 535-568
  10. Biomedical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
    2. Martyn Jope, Margaret Jope
      Pages 570-579
    3. J. C. Davis
      Pages 580-589
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 591-596

About these proceedings


Radiocarbon After Four Decades: An Interdisciplinary Perspective commemorates the 40th anniversary of radiocarbon dating. The volume presents discussions of every aspect of this dating technique, as well as chronicles of its development and views of future advancements and applications. All of the 64 authors played major roles in establishment, development or application of this revolutionary scientific tool. The 35 chapters provide a solid foundation in the essential topics of radiocarbon dating: Historical Perspectives; The Natural Carbon Cycle; Instrumentation and Sample Preparation; Hydrology; Old World Archaeology; New World Archaeology; Earth Sciences; and Biomedical Applications.


archaeology carbon climate change earthquake environment evolution gas geoscience hydrology iron mass spectrometry modeling modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • R. E. Taylor
    • 1
  • Austin Long
    • 2
  • Renee S. Kra
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeosciencesThe University of ArizonaTusconUSA

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