Regional Radiocarbon Offsets in the Mediterranean

The NSF-Arizona AMS Laboratory is initiating research for an NSF-funded project entitled "Checking and Correcting the Timescale for the Archaeology of the East Mediterranean-Near East in Later Prehistory and Protohistory: Investigating the Scale of a Radiocarbon Offset." This project involves collaboration with LTRR and the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory. It is aimed at determining whether or not a regional calibration curve is necessary for high precision dating in the Eastern Mediterranean-Near East for the period of early biblical history.