Archaeologists use radiocarbon dating to locate ancient river harbor

12/12/2012 | Sci-News.com

A team of French and Italian archaeologists used geological coring to identify the hypothetical site of Ostia, an ancient harbor city founded by Roman King Ancus Marcius around 620 B.C. Archaeologists previously identified a number of other ruins from the city, which was a port and outer defense for the Roman empire, but the harbor's whereabouts were unknown. The team used radiocarbon dating on river sediment samples to pinpoint the harbor.

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