A Critical Review of Radiocarbon Dating of a Norse Settlement at L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland Canada

@article{Nydal1989ACR,
  title={A Critical Review of Radiocarbon Dating of a Norse Settlement at L'Anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland Canada},
  author={Reidar Nydal},
  journal={Radiocarbon},
  year={1989},
  volume={31},
  pages={976 - 985}
}
  • R. Nydal
  • Published 1989
  • Environmental Science
  • Radiocarbon
Recent progress in high-precision calibrations of radiocarbon dates has led to evaluations of earlier research. This has been the case with dates from the Norse settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows which was discovered by Helge Ingstad in 1960. The most problematic feature of this series up to now was the use of sample material which partly derived from driftwood. The present paper concludes that charcoal from this site demonstrated no greater errors than normal from other settlement sites. With an… 
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