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Electron spin resonance dating of the fossil deposits in the Naracoorte Caves, South Australia

Grun, Rainer; Moriarty, K; Wells, Roderick


The caves near Naracoorte, South Australia, contain one of the richest and most diverse fossil faunal assemblages on the Australian continent. Three sites were selected for electron spin resonance (ESR) dating because clastic, fossiliferous sediments were sandwiched between speleothem layers. This allows independent age control by highly precise thermal ionization mass-spectrometry (TIMS) U-series dating. We find that all ESR results agree within the constraints given by the U-series dates, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Quaternary Science
DOI: 10.1002/1099-1417(200101)16:1<49::AID-JQS570>3.0.CO;2-#


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