RADON - Radiocarbon dates online 2014
Central European and Scandinavian database of 14C dates for the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age.

Please use the new web service with an improved database for
Neolithic and Bronze Age dating: Rado.NB.

Martin Hinz, Christoph Rinne

based on the work of Dirk Raetzel-Fabian, Martin Furholt, Martin Hinz, Johannes Müller, Christoph Rinne, Karl-Göran Sjögren und Hans-Peter Wotzka

Source: radon.ufg.uni-kiel.de


The database is the part of the Journal for Neolithic Archaeology. Accordingly, the following citation should be used:

Martin Hinz, Martin Furholt, Johannes Müller, Dirk Raetzel-Fabian, Christoph Rinne, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Hans-Peter Wotzka, RADON - Radiocarbon dates online 2012. Central European database of 14C dates for the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. www.jungsteinsite.de, 2012, 1-4.


In order to understand the dynamics of cultural phenomena, scientific dating in archaeology is an increasingly indispensable tool. Only by dating independently of typology is it possible to understand typological development itself (Müller 2004). Here radiometric dating methods, especially those based on carbon isotopy, still play the most important role. For evaluations exceeding the intra-site level, it is particularly important that such data is collected in large numbers and that the dates are easily accessible. Also, new statistical analyses, such as sequential calibration based on Bayesian methods, do not require single dates, but rather demand a greater number. By their combination significantly more elaborate results can be achieved compared to the results from conventional evaluation (e. g. Whittle et al. 2011).
A second premise of RADON is that of „Open Access“. This approach continues to be applied in the international research community, which we welcome as a highly positive development. The radiocarbon database RADON has been committed to this principle for more than 12 years. In this database 14C data – primarily of the Neolithic of Central Europe and Southern Scandinavia – is collected and successively augmented.

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RADON Team 2014: Martin Hinz, Christoph Rinne

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  • on Apr 15, 2024

    Radon & Radon-B

    Rado.NB: Radon and Radon-B have been merged and the data collected over almost 25 years has been reviewed and corrected. You can find Rado.NB at https://radonb.ufg.uni-kiel.de.

  • on Nov 05, 2016

    Server maintainance

    Our server will be updated on Friday, the 25th of November, from 10:00 to 15:00 expectedly. During this time the database might not be accessible. We apologise for any inconvenience!

  • on Jul 27, 2016

    Import of the EUROEVOL dataset (Manning et al. 2015)

    We just have imported the EUROEVOL dataset (Manning et al. 2015) that was made available by Katie Manning and her colleagues as public domain. Thank you for this great act in the spirit of Open Data! With this addition RADON is currently hosting 19,793 public available data.

  • on May 07, 2014

    Radon goes Twitter

    You now can follow us on Twitter. All news like you are reading right now will be announced there, as well as some minor update informations. Find us as @RADONDatabase !