Radiocarbon (14C) dates in terrestrial and aquatic environments, Bylot Island, Nunavut

This dataset compiles radiocarbon (14C) dates not yet published and obtained from soil and lake sediment samples collected at Bylot Island, Nunavut. Bulk soil/sediment samples and, when present, fossil organic fragments (peat/wood) were extracted and dried. Samples were pre-treated (HCl-NaOH-HCl) and combusted to CO2 at the Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory (Université Laval, Québec QC, Canada) and 14C dated by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at Keck Carbon Cycle AMS Facility (University of California, Irvine CA, USA). Radiocarbon dates are reported using Libby’s half-life (5568 yr), corrected for natural fractionation (d13C = -25 ‰ PDB).

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Version 1.0
Citation Fortier, D., Bouchard, F., Laurion,I., Pienitz, R., Allard, M. 2019. Radiocarbon (<sup>14</sup>C) dates in terrestrial and aquatic environments, Bylot Island, Nunavut, v. 1.0. Nordicana D75, doi: 10.5885/45651CE-C6FD628F45E44578.
  • Author Name: Daniel Fortier
  • Author Name: Frédéric Bouchard
  • Author Name: Isabelle Laurion
  • Author Name: Reinhard Pienitz
  • Author Name: Michel Allard
Temporal coverage
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Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -79.9684, 73.1548 ], "type": "Point" }
Station cen-whapmagoostui-kuujuarapik-research-station
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Year 'BP' (Before Present).  Variable description: Non-calibrated year, calculated before 1950 (reference).  Variable unit: Year  Variable URL:
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2019-12-31
    Date modified 2019-12-31
    Status Public
    • Publisher name: Nordicana D  Publisher URL:
    • Provider name: Centre d'études Nordiques (CEN)  Provider URL: