Hiatus in Prehistoric Chronology of the Cis-Baikal Region, Siberia: Pattern or Artifact?
CitationKuzmin, Y. V. (2007). Hiatus in prehistoric chronology of the cis-Baikal Region, Siberia: Pattern or artifact?. Radiocarbon, 49(1), 123-129.
AbstractThe problem of a hiatus at about 61005300 BP (about 49004200 cal BC) in the prehistoric chronology of the Cis-Baikal region in Siberia is discussed. Based on a critical evaluation of existing evidence, there was no discontinuity found in the cultural sequence between the Kitoi and Serovo/Glazkovo complexes of the Neolithic, and the proposed hiatus may be an artifact based on underestimation of solid data. Conventional 14C dates are presented that were generated in the 1980s to early 2000s for Cis-Baikal prehistoric burial grounds, and were later dated by the accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).