Re: shelldates (was Early diets)
Tue, 10 May 1994 20:01:12 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> David.Bibb@launchpad.unc.edu
(David Darryl Bibb) writes:
>Many thanks for the information. I rather thought there would have to be
>some problems involved with such dating. I assume fresh water shellfood
>would not suffer from the same problem?
I don't know for sure but I suspect that there might be some sort of effect
perhaps not as great as for sea water. The source of the water would have
some role - if the lake, river etc was fed by an ancient aquifer then
probably there would be some problem....Discrepancies in dates on carbonates
in general are a phenomenon - ostrich eggshell for instance seems to produce
dates which differ from allied charcoal ones by regrettably varied amounts.