Czech Archaeological Radiocarbon Database

Radiocarbon Dating Resolution Calculator

Calculate expected temporal resolution of radiocarbon dating based on the expected actual age of the samples.

Enter sample age (in years AD, use negative values for BC):

Project home: (Python script used to generate the data as well as the full open source code).

For an overview of the method see: Svetlik et al. (2019) DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2019.134.

The expected measurement uncertainty for 0 BP is ±15 radiocarbon years. This value grows exponentially depending on the age of the sample (see Svetlik et al. 2019 for the exact formula).

Radiocarbon dates are calibrated using atmospheric data from the IntCal20 dataset by: Reimer et al. (2016) DOI: 10.2458/azu_js_rc.55.16947

Development of the Radiocarbon Dating Resolution Calculator software was supported by project OP JAC "Ready for the future: understanding long-term resilience of the human culture (RES-HUM)", Reg. No. CZ.02.01.01/00/22_008/0004593 of the MEYS CR and EU.