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  1. A mud formed from the partial decay of peat.
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Radiocarbon determinations from this type of environment must be analysed with care because of the variable sources of carbon available to the plants which form the gyttja.
Incorporation of old carbon into basal gyttja yields ages from bulk samples that are initially about 600 yr too old.
All laboratory tests were performed on 19 samples of gyttja and lacustrine chalk taken from the lakelands.

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