Skip navigation
Skip navigation

U-series dating of TP1, an almost complete human skeleton from Tuinplaas (Springbok Flats), South Africa

Pike, Alistair; Eggins, Stephen; Grun, Rainer; Thackeray, F


The TP1 skeleton discovered in 1929 during quarry work at Tuinplaas, near Pretoria, South Africa, has generally been considered to date from the Middle Stone Age on the basis of artefacts and biostratigraphy at the site. However, no direct association between the skeleton and the lithics or faunal remains could be demonstrated, and the date of TP1 has remained uncertain. We present U-series dates measured directly on a fragment of TP1 using laser ablation mass spectrometry. The results...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: South African Journal of Science


There are no files associated with this item.

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator