14C Dating at the Geological Boreholes and Sedimentory in the Lower Mekong Delta

  • Vũ Anh Hùng Military Technique Academy, 236 Hoang Quoc Viet, CauGiay, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyễn Quang Miên Institute of Archaeology, 61 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Nguyễn Quang Bắc VINASA Science & Technology Institute, Tran Thai Tong, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Bùi Văn Loát Hanoi University of Science, VNU, 334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi,Vietnam
Keywords: Radiocarbon dating, Sedimentory, Lower Mekong Deltay.


This paper presents the processing and chemical treatment methods for age determination of geological samples using - Task Benzene Synthesizer - and the liquid scintillation analyzer (Tri–Carb 2770 TR/SL) in the laboratory at the Institute of Archaeology (VASS-Vietnam Academy Social Sciences). From that, 15 samples of wood, peat, mollusk shell collected from geological drilling holes LKBT1, LKBT2, LKBT3 at the coastal estuary in Ben Tre were processed and determined ages. The obtained results have helped to elucidate the sedimentation of the coastal estuary in Ben Tre province from the late Pleistocene to the present.


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