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Aspartic acid racemization as a dating tool for dentine: A reality

Torres, T; Ortiz, J E; Fernandez, Eva; Arroyo-Pardo, Eduardo; Grun, Rainer; Perez-Gonzalez, Alfredo


Given the interest in dating sediments from numerous caves, lakes and fluvial terraces containing fossils and lithic components in Europe, here we provide a complete revision of the amino acid racemization (AAR) (aspartic acid in dentine) dating method in vertebrates. To examine the reliability of this method, which is based on a straightforward sample preparation (previous 3.5kDa dialysis), we used a range of dental material. We examined human dentine collagen from living donors and remains...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2014.02.004


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