Radiocarbon Dating in Near-Eastern Contexts: Confusion and Quality Control

@article{vanderPlicht2001RadiocarbonDI,
  title={Radiocarbon Dating in Near-Eastern Contexts: Confusion and Quality Control},
  author={Johannes van der Plicht and Hendrik J. Bruins},
  journal={Radiocarbon},
  year={2001},
  volume={43},
  pages={1155 - 1166}
}
Near-Eastern archaeology has long remained oblivious to radiocarbon dating as unique historical calendars brought about a perception that 14C dating is superfluous. Circular chronological reasoning may occur as a result. There is now strong 14C evidence that the early part of Egyptian history seems older than age assessments currently in vogue among scholars. It is vital to apply systematic and high-quality 14C dating to each and every excavation in the Near East to measure time with the same… 
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