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Implications of multi-modal age distributions in Pleistocene cave deposits: A case study of Maludong palaeoathropological locality, southern China

Curnoe, Darren; Zhao, Jian-xin; Aubert, Maxime; Fan, Mian; Wu, Yun; Baker, Andy; Mei, Goh Hsiao; Sun, Xue-Feng; Mendoza, Raynold; Adler, Lewis; Ma, Shiwu; Kinsley, Leslie; Ji, Xueping


The occurrence of multi-modal ages for inclusions contained within cave sediments is probably far more widespread and problematic than has been appreciated by archaeologists until now. This phenomenon is likely to be a relatively common situation in caves especially in tropical/sub-tropical areas like southern China where karstification and sedimentation would have been rapid within a context of active hydrological regimes over protracted periods during the Pleistocene. The availability of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.04.020


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