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Radiocarbon dating casts doubt on the late chronology of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in southern Iberia

Wood, Rachel; Barroso-Ruiz, Cecilio; Caparros, Miguel; Jorda Pardo, Jesus F; Santos, Bertila Galvan; Higham, Thomas F. G.

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It is commonly accepted that some of the latest dates for Neanderthal fossils and Mousterian industries are found south of the Ebro valley in Iberia at ca. 36 ka calBP (calibrated radiocarbon date ranges). In contrast, to the north of the valley the Mousterian disappears shortly before the Proto-Aurignacian appears at ca. 42 ka calBP. The latter is most likely produced by anatomically modern humans. However, two-thirds of dates from the south are radiocarbon dates, a technique that is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74292
Source: PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207656110

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