Zur 14C—Datierung des Würm—II/III—Interstadials mit Hilfe von Radiokohlenstoffmessungen an Höhlensinter und Schlußfolgerungen für die Wasseraltersbestimmung

Herbert W. Franke & Mebus A. Geyh
First results of 14C-age determinations of Stalagmite samples formed during the Paudorf-Interstadial are discussed. By means of such investigations it seems possible to complete the present knowledge available of the paleo-climate. The attempt to interprete the 14C-ages as paleo-temperatures leads to inconsistencies with the existing conceptions. The reasons presumably lie in the complicated mechanism of the formation of calcite and the difficulties in its radiocarbon dating.