Table 1

AMS 14C dates on animal bones from Ganj Dareh (GD) and Ali Kosh (AK).

SiteLevelDepth (mm)Beta Analytic numberMaterialAge (radiocarbon yr B.P.)*Calibration curve intercept (yr B.P.)Dendrocalibrated 2σ age range (yr B.P.)
GDA180–200B-108238Collagen8780 ± 5098509910–9585
B165–180B-108239Collagen8930 ± 60994010,005–9870
B220–240B-108240Collagen8780 ± 5098509910–9585
B240–260B-108241Collagen8720 ± 5096509875–9525
B280–300B-108242Collagen8940 ± 50994510,000–9890
C460–480B-108243Collagen8920 ± 5099359990–9875
D430–460B-108244Collagen8840 ± 5098909945–9820
9765–9665
D580–600B-108245Collagen8940 ± 50994510,000–9890
E580–585B-108246Collagen8870 ± 5099059960–9845
9725–9695
E665–675B-108247Collagen8830 ± 5098809940–9805
9780–9660
E700–710B-108248Collagen8900 ± 5099209980–9865
E765–770B-108249Collagen8840 ± 5098909945–9820
9765–9665
AKMJ70–80B-118719Carbon8130 ± 7089959245–8940
MJ130–140B-118720Carbon8140 ± 7090009360–8715
AK210–230B-118722Carbon8110 ± 8089859245–8705
AK280–300B-118723Carbon8490 ± 9094659565–9350
AK380–400B-118724Carbon8340 ± 10093759485–9000
BM635B-122721Carbon8540 ± 9094859650–9385
BM546B-108256Collagen8000 ± 5089458985–8620
  • * Uncalibrated conventional 14C age of specimens in14C yr B.P. (±1σ).

  • Intercept between the conventional 14C age and the dendrocalibrated calendar time scale, in calendar yr B.P. (Pretoria calibration procedure program, Beta Analytic).

  • 2σ dendrocalibrated age range for specimens, in calendar yr B.P.