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Although it is beyond the scope of this analysis to discuss the complex stratigraphy of Iraq ed Dubb (Kuijt et al. 1991; Kuijt 2002-2004), it should be noticed that the radiocarbon dates show a hiatus during the Younger Dryas and that they hint at two or even three different occupational phases.

The oldest date GX 17077 ranges between 11200 BC and 10980 BC, and there are two dates around 10880-10730 BC. Whereas the early date is of charcoal and can probably be explained as an old-wood effect, the two younger dates are charred pistachios and clearly document a short occupational phase.

The remaining three samples are all later than the Younger Dryas, ranging between 9660 BC and 9290 BC with a highest probability at 9470 BC to 9290 BC. Thus, the radiocarbon dates clearly indicate a hiatus during the Younger Dryas.

14C Dates

 Code  BP Dev. Δ13C Location material References
AA-38140 9592 64 Structure 1, Locus 005, D10/8a CH, AMS, Kuijt 2002-2004:295
AA-38145 9941 72 Structure 2, Locus 031, D12/2a CH, AMS, Kuijt 2002-2004:295
AA-38278 10657 82 Structure 1, Locus 011, E 10/9a Pistacia, Amygalus sp. AMS Kuijt 2002-2004:295
AA-38279 10723 68 Structure 2, Locus 025, D10/14a Pistacia, Amygalus sp. AMS Kuijt 2002-2004:295
GX-17077 11145 120 Structure 1, Locus 21, D 10/8a CH, conventional Kuijt 2002-2004:295
GX-17398 11175 400 Structure 2, Locus 048, D 12/2d CH, conventional Kuijt 2002-2004, 295
GX-17399 10785 285 Structure 1, Locus 004, D 10/11a CH, conventional Kuijt 2002-2004, 295
OxA-2567 9950 100 Structure 1, Locus 007 CH, AMS, Hedges et al. 1992



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