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Direct Dating of Human Fossils

Grun, Rainer


The methods that can be used for the direct dating of human remains comprise of radiocarbon, U-series, electron spin resonance (ESR), and amino acid racemization (AAR). This review gives an introduction to these methods in the context of dating human bones and teeth. Recent advances in ultrafiltration techniques have expanded the dating range of radiocarbon. It now seems feasible to reliably date bones up to 55,000 years. New developments in laser ablation mass spectrometry permit the in situ...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Yearbook of Physical Anthropology
DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.20516


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