Professor Richard G. Fairbanks

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Radiocarbon age to calendar age conversion

As described in: "Marine Radiocarbon Calibration Curve Spanning 0 to 50,000 Years B.P. Based on Paired 230Th/234U/238U and 14C Dates on Pristine Corals", by Richard G. Fairbanks, Richard A. Mortlock, Tzu-Chien Chiu, Li Cao, Alexey Kaplan, Thomas P. Guilderson, Todd W. Fairbanks and Arthur L. Bloom, 2005. Quaternary Science Reviews, 24, 1781-1796. [PDF]

- View the entire 'Fairbanks0107' calibration curve with the option to zoom in on areas of interest.
- Data table used in "Version Fairbanks0805" available here as a PDF.

For sample results, click 'Compute' in Method I or II
Method I: enter reservoir-corrected 14C age and error

Radiocarbon age years BP
Standard deviation years BP

Method II: copy/paste reservoir-corrected 14C age and error
columns from Excel/Word/Gnumeric:


In tabular form:

  Radiocarbon age     Calendar age     Calibration version 
mean1 std devmean1 std dev

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers ATM03-27722, ATM04-17909, and OCE99-11637. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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