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dc.contributor.authorYizhaq, Meirav
dc.contributor.authorMintz, Genia
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Illit
dc.contributor.authorKhalaily, Hamudi
dc.contributor.authorWeiner, Steve
dc.contributor.authorBoaretto, Elisabetta
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T20:44:49Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T20:44:49Z
dc.date.issued2005-01-01
dc.identifier.citationYizhaq, M., Mintz, G., Cohen, I., Khalaily, H., Weiner, S., & Boaretto, E. (2005). Quality controlled radiocarbon dating of bones and charcoal from the early Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) of Motza (Israel). Radiocarbon, 47(2), 193-206.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S003382220001969X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/653674
dc.description.abstractRadiocarbon dating of early Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) deposits at the site of Motza, Israel, was achieved by first prescreening many charcoal and bone samples in order to identify those that are in the most suitable state of preservation for dating. For assessing bone preservation, we determined the collagen contents, and by infrared spectroscopy the collagen purity. The collagen samples of the best preserved bones were then further characterized by their C/N ratios and amino acid compositions. Prescreening of the charcoal samples involved monitoring the changes in infrared and Raman spectra during the acid-alkali-acid treatments. In some samples, we noted that the clay content increased with additional alkali treatments. These samples were rejected, as this could result in erroneous dates. No differences were observed in the 14C dates between charcoal and bone collagen samples. The dates range from 10,600-10,100 cal BP, which is consistent with dates for the early PPNB from other sites. This is of much interest in terms of better understanding where and when domestication of animals began in this period, and how agriculture spread throughout the Levant.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
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dc.titleQuality Controlled Radiocarbon Dating of Bones and Charcoal from the Early Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) of Motza (Israel)
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
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.volume47
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage193
dc.source.endpage206
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T20:44:49Z


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