14C wiggle-matching of the B-TM tephra, baitoushan volcano, China/North Korea

Shinya Yatsuzuka, Mitsuru Okuno, Toshio Nakamura, Katsuhiko Kimura, Yohei Setoma, Tsuyoshi Miyamoto, Kyu Han Kim, Hiroshi Moriwaki, Toshiro Nagase, Xu Jin, Bo Lu Jin, Toshihiko Takahashi, Hiromitsu Taniguchi

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We performed accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dating and wiggle-matching of 2 wood samples from charred trunks of trees (samples A and B) collected from an ignimbrite deposit on the northeastern slope of the Baitoushan Volcano on the border of China and North Korea. The obtained calendar years for the eruption are cal AD 945-960 for sample A and cal AD 859-884 and cal AD 935-963 for sample B in the 2-σ range. These results are unable to determine the precise eruption age. The reason for the difference in reported ages may be due to volcanic gas emission prior to the huge eruption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-940
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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