Zur räumlichen Darstellung von Radiokarbondaten: Zwei Beispiele aus dem Endneolithikum

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Johannes Müller


With the help of spatial interpolation methods (vertical mapping etc.) archaeologists are able to use 14C-data in a relatively simplistic way for the verification of distribution tendencies of archaeological phenomena. Depending on the quantity and quality of the 14C-data results more or less display historical realities or they form interesting hypotheses.In this article a "global" and a "regional" case study are being focussed on to develop the possible advantages of the new method: on the one hand an evaluation of oldest Bell Beaker data in Europe, on the other hand an inquiry into the data structure of Corded Ware samples in the Central Elbe-Saale region.Interpolation by the help of Delaunay triangulation as well as Inverse Distance Weighting shows reasonable results: Bell Beakers are probably older in their southern distribution areas; Corded Ware results are to be explained partly by the postulation of a long living Thuringian group.

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Müller, Johannes. 2012. “Zur räumlichen Darstellung Von Radiokarbondaten: Zwei Beispiele Aus Dem Endneolithikum”. Journal of Neolithic Archaeology, March. https://doi.org/10.12766/jna.2000.67.