Rado.NB - Radiocarbon Dates online (ver. 2014)
Database for European 14C dates for the
Neolithic, the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age.

Christoph Rinne, Jutta Kneisel, Martin Hinz

based on the work of Martin Furholt, Martin Hinz, Jutta Kneisel, Nina Krischke, Johannes Müller, Christoph Rinne, Dirk Raetzel-Fabian, Marcel Rodens, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Helle Vandkilde and Hans-Peter Wotzka

Source: radonb.ufg.uni-kiel.de


In order to understand the dynamics of cultural phenomena, scientific dating in archaeology is an indispensable tool. Only by dating independently of typology is it possible to understand typological development itself. Here radiometric dating methods, especially those based on carbon isotopy, still play the most important role. For evaluations exceeding the intra-site level, it is particularly important that such data is collected in large numbers and that the dates are easily accessible. Also, new statistical analyses, such as sequential calibration based on Bayesian methods, do not require single dates, but rather demand a greater number. By their combination significantly more elaborate results can be achieved compared to the results from conventional evaluation.
A second premise and basic idea of the creation of RADON (2000) and the "www.jungsteinsite.de" is that of „Open Access“. This approach continues to be applied in the international research community, which we welcome as a highly positive development. The radiocarbon database RADON has been committed to this principle for almost a quarter of a century. In this database 14C data – primarily of the Neolithic and the Bronze Age of Europe and Southern Scandinavia – is collected and successively augmented.

with contributions from:
Davide Delfino, Vera Hubensack, Gábor Ilon, Eszter Melis, Dalia A. Pokutta, Franz Schopper, Phillip Stockhammer, Jens-Henrik Bech, Olle Hemdorff, Thomas Reitmaier, Martin Egelund Poulsen


The database should be cited as:

Rinne et al. 2024: Christoph Rinne/Jutta Kneisel/Martin Hinz/Martin Furholt/Nina Krischke/Johannes Müller/Dirk Raetzel-Fabian/Marcel Rodens/Karl-Göran Sjögren/Helle Vandkilde and Hans-Peter Wotzka, Rado.NB. In: https://radonb.ufg.uni-kiel.de.

Please acknowledge our work if you found it useful for your publications.

Rado.NB Team 2024: Christoph Rinne, Jutta Kneisel, Martin Hinz

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