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The Central Alaska Peninsula Radiocarbon Dataset
This dataset serves as a complement to publications derived from mapping, surveying, and testing projects carried out under the Chignik-Meshik Rivers Region Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Project between the Aniakchak and Veniaminof volcanoes on the Central Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, U.S.A. It provides detailed information on cultural and geological radiocarbon samples collected from 2010-2012, along with an analysis of all known radiocarbon data from the region, which are described and analyzed in the following source:
|Barton, Loukas, Scott Shirar, and James W Jordan (2018) Holocene human occupation of the Central Alaska Peninsula. Radiocarbon 60(2): 367-382.|
Funding for this research was provided through Task Agreements between the United States National Park Service, the University of Alaska Museum of the North (#J9796100057), and Antioch University New England (# P11AC60559) under the auspices of the Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit Network (Cooperative Agreements #H9911080028 and #H6000082000 respectively).
Barton, Loukas, Scott Shirar, and James Jordan (2018) The Central Alaska Peninsula Radiocarbon Dataset . Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL: <http://www.cadb.pitt.edu>.
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Numeric data are provided in two file formats. Comma-delimited text files should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. Excel spreadsheets are easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. The numeric data files are as follows:
|Chignik-Meshik Project Radiocarbon Master Table: All radiocarbon age estimates (cultural and geological) from the Chignik-Meshik Rivers Region Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Project, 2010-2012.||Radiocarbon Data for SPD Analysis: Radiocarbon assays from this and other research projects in the Central Alaska Peninsula and surrounding areas. These data were used in generating summed probability distributions (SPDs) for Barton et al. 2018.|
|Summary Table 1 from Barton et al. 2018: Age estimates for specimens collected from cultural contexts in the Chignik-Meshik Rivers Region Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Project.|
Lab reports by independent contractors (for taxonomic identification of charcoal) and institutional radiocarbon laboratories such as Beta Analytic (BETA) and the AMS facility at the University of Georgia Center for Applied Isotope Studies (UGAMS) are provided as either PDF or Excel files.
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