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Radiocarbon dating of the human occupation of Australia prior to 40 ka BP - Successes and pitfalls

Fifield, L Keith; Bird, Michael; Turney, C S M; Hausladen, P.; dos Santos, G; di Tada, M.


Charcoal samples from ancient human occupation sites in Australia have been subjected to a rigorous pretreatment and stepped combustion regime in order to explore the possibility that these sites may be older than previous radiocarbon dating had suggested. In one case, the Devil's Lair site in southwest Australia, the methodology has clearly removed vestiges of contamination by more modern carbon and has led to a revised radiocarbon chronology that provides evidence for human occupation of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Radiocarbon


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