EXTRACTION OF MICROCHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM FORT SAGE SOUTH PALEOSEISMIC TRENCH, CALIFORNIA

Author(s): Kathryn Puseman; Linda Scott Cummings

Year: 2009

Summary

Sediment samples were collected from a trench across an active normal fault in the Fort

Sage Mountains in northeast California with the purpose of gaining insight into earthquake

activity. These sediment samples were examined to recover organic material suitable for AMS

radiocarbon dating. No macroscopic charcoal or other organic fragments were noted in these

samples; therefore, they were processed to recover microscopic charcoal fragments

(microcharcoal) for dating. Two of the samples yielded sufficient microcharcoal to obtain AMS

radiocarbon dates.

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EXTRACTION OF MICROCHARCOAL AND AMS RADIOCARBON DATING OF SAMPLES FROM FORT SAGE SOUTH PALEOSEISMIC TRENCH, CALIFORNIA. Kathryn Puseman, Linda Scott Cummings. 2009 ( tDAR id: 380097) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8R210ZZ

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