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dc.contributor.authorCherkinsky, A.
dc.contributor.authorChataigner, C.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:22:18Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:22:18Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-01
dc.identifier.citationCherkinsky, A., & Chataigner, C. (2010). 14C ages of bone fractions from Armenian prehistoric sites. Radiocarbon, 52(2), 569-577.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200045604
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654090
dc.descriptionFrom the 20th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Kona, Hawaii, USA, May 31-June 3, 2009.
dc.description.abstractPrehistoric cultures in Armenia are still poorly known; thus, accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon dates are invaluable in constructing an accurate chronology. Bone samples have been collected from sites representing the Middle Paleolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze periods. Most of the bone samples are poorly preserved. We describe the separation technique for the extraction of both the bioapatite and collagen fractions. In many cases where the bone had very low organic material content, the collagen fractions yielded a younger age, although the ages of bioapatite fractions were found to be in good agreement with associated archaeological artifacts. In cases where bone was well preserved, both fractions exhibited ages in good agreement with the artifacts. The accuracy of 14C dating of bone material always depends on its degree of preservation, and each case should be carefully evaluated to determine which fraction is less contaminated in order to accurately date a burial event.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
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dc.title14C Ages of Bone Fractions from Armenian Prehistoric Sites
dc.typeProceedings
dc.typetext
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.volume52
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage569
dc.source.endpage577
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:22:18Z


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