Learning from the wood samples in ICS, TIRI, FIRI, VIRI and SIRI

Scott, E.M. , Cook, G.T. , Naysmith, P. and Staff, R.A. (2019) Learning from the wood samples in ICS, TIRI, FIRI, VIRI and SIRI. Radiocarbon, 61(5), pp. 1293-1304. (doi: 10.1017/RDC.2019.12)

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Each of the laboratory inter-comparisons (from ICS onwards) has included wood samples, many of them dendrochronologically dated. In the early years, as a result of the majority of laboratories being radiometric, these samples were typically blocks of 20-40 rings, but more recently (SIRI), they have been single ring samples. The sample ages have spanned background through to modern. In some inter-comparisons, we have examined different wood pre-treatment effects, in others the focus has been on background samples. In this paper, we illustrate what we have learnt from these extensive inter-comparisons involving wood samples and how the results contribute to the global IntCal effort.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The series of wood inter-comparisons would not have been possible without the gracious provision of the samples by many colleagues nor the funding provided by a number of sources including UK research councils (EPSRC and NERC), EU (FP4), NATO, Historic England and Historic Environment Scotland.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Staff, Dr Richard and Cook, Professor Gordon and Naysmith, Mr Phillip and Scott, Professor Marian
Authors: Scott, E.M., Cook, G.T., Naysmith, P., and Staff, R.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Radiocarbon
Publisher:University of Arizona
ISSN (Online):1945-5755
Published Online:15 April 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
First Published:First published in Radiocarbon 61(5): 193-1304
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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