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Luminescence dating of sand deposits related to late Pleistocene human occupation at the Cactus Hill Site, Virginia, USA

Feathers, James K; Rhodes, Edward; Huot, Sebastien; Mcavoy, Joseph M.


Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages, obtained primarily using single grains, are reported for 13 sediment samples from the Cactus Hill site, a culturally stratified sand dune in Virginia. The site has drawn interest because of a blade level, potentially representing an early occupation of humans in North America, a few centimeters below a Clovis artifact layer. Pre-Clovis occupation in North America is disputed. Most of the ages are drawn from quartz grains, but the quartz at this site...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2006.05.011


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