Dating of total soil organic matter used in kurgan studies

M. Molnár, K. Joó, A. Barczi, Z. Szántó, I. Futó, L. Palcsu, L. Rinyu

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Abstract

We investigated Csípõ-halom, one of the kurgans that served as a burial place in the Hortobágy area of the Hungarian Great Plain. For pedological description and other studies of the protected mound and its surroundings, only a few monitoring drillings were permitted to get soil samples. On the basis of morphological and visual studies, the structure and layers of the mound were reconstructed. The Laboratory of Environmental Studies of the Institute of Nuclear Research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (INR/HAS) performed radiocarbon measurements of soil samples, applying a bulk combustion pretreatment method. The measured 14C ages of soil samples from reference points, such as the top layer of the mound, the center of mound body, the base layer of the mound, the near surroundings, and the distant surroundings, are in good agreement with the preliminary archaeological concept for this field and give substantial information about the rate of soil generation processes in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-419
Number of pages7
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume46
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Geochronology
Biological materials
soil organic matter
Soils
soil
Drilling
combustion
drilling
dating
Kurgans
Mounds
Soil
Organic Matter
Monitoring
monitoring
Layer

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Molnár, M., Joó, K., Barczi, A., Szántó, Z., Futó, I., Palcsu, L., & Rinyu, L. (2004). Dating of total soil organic matter used in kurgan studies. Radiocarbon, 46(1), 413-419.

Dating of total soil organic matter used in kurgan studies. / Molnár, M.; Joó, K.; Barczi, A.; Szántó, Z.; Futó, I.; Palcsu, L.; Rinyu, L.

In: Radiocarbon, Vol. 46, No. 1, 2004, p. 413-419.

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Molnár, M, Joó, K, Barczi, A, Szántó, Z, Futó, I, Palcsu, L & Rinyu, L 2004, 'Dating of total soil organic matter used in kurgan studies', Radiocarbon, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 413-419.
Molnár M, Joó K, Barczi A, Szántó Z, Futó I, Palcsu L et al. Dating of total soil organic matter used in kurgan studies. Radiocarbon. 2004;46(1):413-419.
Molnár, M. ; Joó, K. ; Barczi, A. ; Szántó, Z. ; Futó, I. ; Palcsu, L. ; Rinyu, L. / Dating of total soil organic matter used in kurgan studies. In: Radiocarbon. 2004 ; Vol. 46, No. 1. pp. 413-419.
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