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Radiocarbon verification of the earliest astro-chronological datum

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Papyri 10012A and 10012B from Illahun, Egypt, provide the earliest astro-chronological datum in history and, while calculated to various years in the 19th century BCE, have never been independently verified. As this datum enables the Middle Kingdom (MK) section of Egyptian historical chronology to be anchored in absolute time, it establishes the principal calendrical timeline for the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age in the first half of the 2nd millennium BCE. AMS radiocarbon measurements of ...

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10.1017/RDC.2016.67

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology; Archaeology Research Lab
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology; Archaeology Research Lab
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Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
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Marcus, E
Grant:
I-2069-1230.4/2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Radiocarbon Journal website
Volume:
58
Issue:
04
Pages:
735-739
Publication date:
2016-08-30
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EISSN:
1945-5755
ISSN:
0033-8222
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720954
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2018-06-26

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