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CitationBeukens, R. P., Pavlish, L. A., Hancock, R. G. V., Farquhar, R. M., Wilson, G. C., Julig, P. J., & Ross, W. (1992). Radiocarbon dating of copper-preserved organics. Radiocarbon, 34(3), 890-897.
DescriptionFrom the 14th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Tucson, AZ, May 20-24, 1991.
AbstractThe small but vital role of 14C dating in archaeometric research is clearly shown in the copper project reported herein. The 14C ages place a time perspective on the "Old Copper Culture Complex," substantiating early Libby dates that had been questioned. The respective roles of INAA, PGE and Pb isotope work are briefly summarized. A long tradition of heat treatment from Paleoindian stone to Archaic copper is suggested.