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<sup>14</sup>C Bomb Peak Analysis of African Elephant Tusks and its Relation to CITES

Autor(en)
Eva M. Wild, Walter Kutschera, Annemarie Meran, Peter Steier
Abstrakt

We report on a case study of radiocarbon (C-14) measurements applied to three pairs of tusks from African elephants, which were supposedly hunted in the 1960s in Tanzania and/or Kenya. The C-14 results of 1.40 to 1.60 F C-14 fall into C-14 bomb peak values between 1960 and 1975, thus confirming the suspected hunting time. Since the trading of ivory from African elephants killed after 1989 was banned by the international CITES convention, the investigated tusks are not affected by this ban.

Organisation(en)
Isotopenphysik
Journal
Radiocarbon
Band
61
Seiten
1619-1624
Anzahl der Seiten
6
ISSN
0033-8222
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2019.82
Publikationsdatum
10-2019
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
103014 Kernphysik
Schlagwörter
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https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/14c-bomb-peak-analysis-of-african-elephant-tusks-and-its-relation-to-cites(613b551a-fe62-4fdb-ba5d-3cffcf27a8c3).html