Fission track dating of Carpathian obsidians and provenance identification

G. Bigazzi, P. Marton, P. Norelli, L. Rozloznik

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Rhyolitic obsidians were sampled from the Tokaj Mountains (Hungary) and the neighbouring Zemplin Hills (Slovakia) for dating by the fission track (FT) method. The FT ages are found to cluster around 10 and 15 Ma, respectively. On this basis 'Carpathian' obsidians can be clearly distinguished from their Mediterranean counterparts. Three types of artifacts have been identified: two with sources in the Zemplin Hills and the third with a source in the Tokaj Mountains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-396
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 6th International Fission Track Dating Workshop - Besancon, Fr
Duration: Sep 5 1988Sep 9 1988

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