High precision wiggle matching in radiocarbon dating

Y. Kojo, R. Kalin, A. Long

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We have applied the wiggle-matching high-precision radiocarbon dating technique to a log recovered from an Early Kofun Period site in western Japan. Using the decadal radiocarbon calibration curves of Stuiver & Becker (1986, Radiocarbon 28(2B), 863-910) on four sequential decades of rings, we determined the cutting date of AD 320 to a precision of +/- 5 years. Remarkably accurate determinations of cutting dates are possible by this method in the right combination of circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-479
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1994


  • wiggle matching
  • decadal radiocarbon calibration curves
  • liquid scintillation
  • Kofun period
  • Japan


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