Radiocarbon-Based Chronology for Dynastic Egypt

  title={Radiocarbon-Based Chronology for Dynastic Egypt},
  author={Christopher Bronk Ramsey and Michael W. Dee and Joanne Rowland and Thomas F.G. Higham and Stephen A. Harris and Fiona Brock and Anita Quiles and Eva Maria Wild and Ezra S. Marcus and Andrew Shortland},
  pages={1554 - 1557}
Date with the Pharaohs Ancient Egypt dominated the Mediterranean world for several thousand years. However, the absolute chronology of this civilization has been uncertain, even though the sequence of rulers is well documented. Bronk Ramsey et al. (p. 1554; see the Perspective by Bruins) now provide a detailed radiocarbon-based record using more than 200 samples that spans much of this time and reduces uncertainties in some cases to less than 20 years. To avoid artifacts, the authors dated only… 
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  • W. A. Ward
  • Physics
    Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
  • 1992
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