KONISPOL CAVE RADIOCARBON DATES
Lab no.Cat. no.Tr. / Unit Material C-14 age (BP) Calibrated age (BC)Associations
Beta 80004 K94.6XII / 5charcoal

3770 ± 70

2440-1965

Late Bronze Age pottery
Beta 56413 K92.1IX / 4charcoal

4450 ± 90

3365-2895

Bronze Age pottery
Beta 67801 K93.5X / 30charcoal

4740 ± 60

3650-3360

(No diagnostic lithics)*
Beta 80003 K94.5XII / 12charcoal

5200 ± 80

4230-3800

Late Neolithic pottery
Beta 56417 K92.5IX / 13sediment

5810 ± 120

4935-4375

Late Neolithic pottery
Beta 80002 K94.4XII / 16sediment

6470 ± 70

5495-5265

Middle Neolithic pottery
Beta 56416 K92.4IX / 18sediment

6800 ± 140

5950-5440

Early Neolithic pottery
Beta 67802 K93.6XXI / 29charcoal

6830 ± 80

5820-5575

Early-Middle Neo pottery
Beta 56415 K92.3IX / 20charcoal

7060 ± 110

6115-5680

Early Neolithic pottery
Beta 79999 K94.1XXI / 42charcoal

7410 ± 80

6400-6035

Microliths
Beta 67803 K93.7XXI / 39charcoal

7510 ± 90

6465-6160

Early Neolithic pottery
Beta 80000 K94.2XXI / 41charcoal

7550 ± 80

6475-6190

Microliths
Beta 67804 K93.8XXI / 39charcoal

7630 ± 140

6690-6170

Early Neolithic pottery
Beta 80001 K94.3XXI / 49charcoal

8900 ± 180

8250-7535

(No diagnostic lithics)
Beta 56414 K92.2VIII / 28sediment

11410 ± 80

(out of range)
(No diagnostic lithics)
Beta 67800 K93.4IX / 41sediment

20600 ± 310

(out of range)
(No diagnostic lithics)
Beta 67799 K93.3VIII / 42sediment

26370 ± 180

(out of range)
(No diagnostic lithics)


* AMS date, submitted as a check. The depth of this excavation unit, far below the ceramic horizon, suggests that the date returned is far too young, and hence anomalous.
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