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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1990)

Document title

Accuracy of North American human skeleton ages

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STAFFORD T. W. ; HARE P. E. ; CURRIE L. ; JULL A. J. T. ; DONAHUE D. ;

Abstract

This study examines the dichotomy that C 14 ages for noncollagenous fossils are underestimated, whereas ages for collagenous fossil bones are more accurate. There is a high probability that amino acids from poorly preserved fossils will date younger than the true age of the fossil and that the radiocarbon dates could be decreased by 2 000 to 9 000 yr or more. By existing AMS techniques, the measured ages would probably be Holocene, not Pleistocene

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1990, vol. 34, no1 [pp. 111-120]

Bibliographic references : 43 réf.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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