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A one-meter long peat core was taken from the peatland in Wolbrom (Silesian-Cracovian Upland, southern Poland).
Paleobotanical studies were undertaken again almost fifty years later by Latałowa (1976) and Obidowicz (1976) and once again in 1980’s by Latałowa and Nalepka.
The paleobotanical anlysis was supplemented by 19 radiocarbon dates, however the resolution of the dating was low and the dated samples were mostly taken from the depth below 1 m (Latałowa and Nalepka, 1987). The fen is oblong, about 1000 m long and 500 m wide.
The challenges in the field of `Anthropocene geochronology' will be discussed.The analysis of the botanical composition showed that Wolbrom is a fen. An age-depth model was constructed using 12 conventional radiocarbon dates and 13 lead-210 dates from the upper part of the deposit.In this work, the results of radiocarbon dating are presented.There are considerable variations in the concentrations of the tested metals – in many cases the concentration starts to rise at about 40 cm and may be connected with the human activity.This depth corresponds to the modelled age intervals 355–300 BC (17.4%) and 205–45 BC (50.7%).