City Gate: Radiocarbon Dates

Our ash and seed-rich deposits, carefully floated, provided us with several well-stratified samples of carbonized seeds which we submitted to Thomas Guilderson at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for radiocarbon dates. We ran multiple samples from identical contexts in order to procure the most precise dates possible. The resulting dates provide a framework for our analysis of phases 1-5a, the IIId and IIa occupation of the City Gate.

Radiocarbon Dates [ PDF ]