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dc.contributor.authorLaw, I. A.
dc.contributor.authorHousley, R. A.
dc.contributor.authorHammond, Norman
dc.contributor.authorHedges, R. E. M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T20:14:38Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T20:14:38Z
dc.date.issued1991-01-01
dc.identifier.citationLaw, I. A., Housley, R. A., Hammond, N., & Hedges, R. E. M. (1991). Cuello: Resolving the chronology through direct dating of conserved and low-collagen bone by AMS. Radiocarbon, 33(3), 303-315.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200040339
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/652974
dc.description.abstractIt is well known that 14C dating of fossil bone with seriously depleted protein levels, or bone that has been consolidated with preservatives, can produce erroneous results. In the tropics, warm and moist soil conditions lead to constant reworking of organic matter and add to the danger of bone contamination. Because of this, 14C dating of preservative-impregnated bone from such areas has rarely been successful. We report here a set of AMS dates on both unconsolidated animal bone and polyvinyl acetate/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA/PV-OH) impregnated human burials from the Maya site of Cuello, Belize. The steps needed to purify the samples are described, together with details on the use of qualitative infra-red (IR) spectra as a means of assessing sample purity.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
dc.rightsCopyright © by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectinfrared spectra
dc.subjectBelize
dc.subjectCentral America
dc.subjectCuello
dc.subjectdecontamination
dc.subjectMaya Lowlands
dc.subjectpurity
dc.subjecttropical environment
dc.subjectsamples
dc.subjectmass spectra
dc.subjectspectra
dc.subjecttechniques
dc.subjectsample preparation
dc.subjectbones
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.subjectabsolute age
dc.titleCuello: Resolving the Chronology Through Direct Dating of Conserved and Low-Collagen Bone by AMS
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume33
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage303
dc.source.endpage315
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T20:14:38Z


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