Radiocarbon ages of pre-bomb clams and the hard-water effect in Lakes Michigan and Huron
Five radiocarbon ages, all determined by accelerator mass spectrometry, have been obtained for two pre-bomb bivalves from Lake Michigan and one from Lake Huron. After correcting those ages for the fractionation of14C in calcite and for the radioactively inert CO2 in the atmosphere, we find residual ages, caused by the hard water effect, of about 250 years for Lake Michigan and 440 years for Lake Huron. ?? 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
|Radiocarbon ages of pre-bomb clams and the hard-water effect in Lakes Michigan and Huron
|David K. Rea, Steven M. Colman
|Journal of Paleolimnology
|USGS Publications Warehouse