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dc.contributor.authorFifield, L. K.
dc.contributor.authorBird, M. I.
dc.contributor.authorTurney, C. S. M.
dc.contributor.authorHausladen, P. A.
dc.contributor.authorSantos, G. M.
dc.contributor.authordi Tada, M. L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:32:52Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:32:52Z
dc.date.issued2001-01-01
dc.identifier.citationFifield, L. K., Bird, M. I., Turney, C. S. M., Hausladen, P. A., Santos, G. M., & di Tada, M. L. (2001). Radiocarbon dating of the human occupation of Australia prior to 40 ka BP—successes and pitfalls. Radiocarbon, 43(2B), 1139-1145.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200041795
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654600
dc.descriptionFrom the 17th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Jerusalem, Israel, June 18-23, 2000.
dc.description.abstractCharcoal samples from ancient human occupation sites in Australia have been subjected to a rigorous pretreatment and stepped combustion regime in order to explore the possibility that these sites may be older than previous radiocarbon dating had suggested. In one case, the Devil's Lair site in southwest Australia, the methodology has clearly removed vestiges of contamination by more modern carbon and has led to a revised radiocarbon chronology that provides evidence for human occupation of southwest Australia by at least 44 ka BP and probably by 46-47 ka BP. In contrast, charcoal from the Nauwalabila site has been so severely altered that insufficient of the original carbon remains for reliable 14C dating. Finally, where the charcoal is well preserved, such as at the Carpenter's Gap site, the new results provide reassurance that earlier 14C results of approximately 40 ka BP are indeed true ages and are not simply at the limit of the 14C technique.
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.
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dc.subjecthuman ecology
dc.subjectartifacts
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectAustralasia
dc.subjectarchaeology
dc.subjectarchaeological sites
dc.subjectPleistocene
dc.subjectupper Pleistocene
dc.subjectCenozoic
dc.subjectcharcoal
dc.subjectQuaternary
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectdates
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.subjectabsolute age
dc.titleRadiocarbon Dating of the Human Occupation of Australia Prior to 40 ka BP: Successes and Pitfalls
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.volume43
dc.source.issue2B
dc.source.beginpage1139
dc.source.endpage1145
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:32:52Z


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