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HCl-pretreatment was therefore not considered necessary. A modified Longin-procedure with ultrafiltration was used ) in two parallel boreholes at a water depth of 390 cm below present sea level (bpsl).The sediments consist of homogenous grey-brown marine clay gyttja.Depending on size, the outer 10–25% of the shell was dissolved with 1M HCl.Possible organic remains were removed with KMn OFor the sediment core, an age model was calculated based on 13 radiocarbon dates on macrofossils of unequivocally terrestrial origin.Reservoir effects should therefore be considered whenever food remains on pottery or the bones of omnivores are radiocarbon dated - irrespective of the site’s distance to the coast.Throughout the entire history of radiocarbon dating, new sources of error have appeared, have been examined, and corrections have been found. This type of sample is called samples) or in freshwater systems such as lakes and rivers.
This includes the bones of people whose subsistence was based on freshwater fish, and pottery in which fish was cooked.
Samples for studying the Limfjord were obtained from a sediment core.
Aquatic macrophytes and animals were collected at the same sites as the water samples. No visible carbonate encrustations were found on the aquatic plants. Collagen was extracted from some modern fishbones, as this is the material used for analyses of archaeological bones.
At least theoretically, the freshwater reservoir effect (FRE) has been known for a longer time than the marine reservoir effect.
The most common cause of high apparent ages in freshwater systems is the presence of dissolved ancient carbonates, leading to the so-called hardwater effect.Also aquatic plants which are incapable of assimilating carbonates, and rely on CO variability of the freshwater reservoir effect, and rivers have been underrepresented in studies of the FRE, with most studies focusing on lakes.