Radiocarbon Content of Marine Shells from the California and Mexican West Coast

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Science  19 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3738, pp. 864-866
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3738.864


The radiocarbon content of contemporary pre-bomb marine shells from the upwelling environment of the California and the West Mexican coast has been determined. In addition, factors leading to the apparent ages of different magnitude for various marine environments are discussed.