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Direct ESR dating of a Pliocene hominin from Swartkrans

Curnoe, Darren; Grun, Rainer; Taylor, Lois; Thackeray, F

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Two fragments of a hominin tooth (Australopithecus robustus) and two bovid teeth from the Hanging Remnant of the Swartkrans Formation were analysed with ESR. Research was complicated by the fact that the samples came from a curated collection and their precise provenance is unknown. The environmental dose rate was reconstructed by a series of in situ gamma spectrometric measurements and elemental analyses of a range of sediment samples. U-series isotopic analyses indicated that each of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63275
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1006/jhev.2000.0459

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