Bulletin of the National Speleological Society - ISSN 0146-9517
Volume 21 Part 1: 33-42 - January 1959

A publication of the National Speleological Society

C14 Dating of Cave Formations
W.S. Broecker and E.Z. Olson


Recent studies of calcium carbonate deposition in caves indicate that C14 in solution, derived from surface materials, interacting to dissolve limestone or the possibility that some CaCO3 deposited in the formation may be derived from material in that near surface groundwater system would form the basis of dating. Accuracy of 2000 years in 30,000 may be possible.

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