Direct dating of plaster and mortar using AMS Radiocarbon: A pilot project from Khirbet Qana, Israel

Jason A. Rech, Alysia A. Fischer, Douglas R. Edwards, A. J Timothy Jull

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The authors demonstrate the potential for dating structures in Near Eastern archaeology by applying AMS radiocarbon to organic inclusions found in mortar and plaster. The method was successfully applied to date and sequence excavated walls and floors, and to spot-date structures exposed in surveys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-164
Number of pages10
Issue number295
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003



  • AMS C dating
  • Israel
  • Khirbet Qana
  • Mortar
  • Plaster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Archaeology

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