Reservoir age based on pre-bomb shells from the intertidal zone along the coast of Israel

E. Boaretto, H. K. Mienis, D. Sivan

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    Abstract

    Local sea level curves are obtained by using various methods, from land as well as from sea records and are based on different indicators. The most updated Holocene sea level curve for the coast of Israel, Eastern Mediterranean, from about 9500 cal years ago up to about 700 hundred years ago (the end of the Crusaders period) is based mainly on coastal archaeological remains. For the last Millennia an attempt was made to use bio-constructions along the present-day abrasion platforms as a tool for reconstructing past sea levels. Here we present radiocarbon dating of pre-bomb mollusks from the intertidal zone in order to determine the reservoir age of the bio-construction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)966-968
    Number of pages3
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
    Volume268
    Issue number7-8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 2010

    Keywords

    • Radiocarbon
    • Reservoir age
    • Sea level changes
    • Shallow water
    • Vermitide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Instrumentation

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