• AMS Dating of Human Bone from Palau: New Evidence for a Pre-2000 BP Settlement

      Fitzpatrick, Scott M. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2002-01-01)
      Direct dating of a human bone fragment from the Chelechol ra Orrak site (western Micronesia) has yielded one of the earliest dates for Palau thus far. This date compares well with recently collected paleoenvironmental evidence and radiocarbon dates on Babeldaob Island suggesting that settlement of the Palauan archipelago took place much earlier than previously thought.