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Reconstructing high-resolution climate using CT scanning of unsectioned stalagmites: A case study identifying the mid-Holocene onset of the Mediterranean climate in southern Iberia
The forcing mechanisms responsible for the mid-Holocene onset of the Mediterranean-type climate in south-western Europe are currently unclear, but understanding these is critical for accurate climateExpand
U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art
Using uranium-thorium dating of carbonate crusts to show that cave paintings from three different sites in Spain must be older than 64,000 years, this cave art is the earliest dated so far and implies Neandertal authorship. Expand
Early–middle Holocene relative sea-level oscillation events recorded in a submerged speleothem from the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
Geomorphological and biological archives of relative sea-level change in the western North Atlantic-Caribbean region following the Last Glacial Maximum have traditionally supported the hypothesis ofExpand
The effect of matrix interferences on in situ boron isotope analysis by laser ablation multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
Investigation of matrix interference effects as a cause of inaccuracy and imprecision of δ11 B analysis by LA-MC-ICP-MS finds approach 2, following the 11 B/Cainterference relationship, gives the best mean accuracies and external reproducibilities. Expand
Dates for Neanderthal art and symbolic behaviour are reliable
Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus,Expand
A Non-local Source of Irish Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Gold
Lead isotope analyses of 50 Irish Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age gold artefacts favour a gold source in southern Ireland. However when combined with major element analysis, the artefacts are notExpand
Solution and laser ablation MC-ICP-MS lead isotope analysis of gold
A new approach is presented for the analysis of lead isotopes in gold using solution and laser ablation multi-collector inductively-coupled plasma mass-spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS). Repeat analyses ofExpand
Progressive biogeochemical transformation of placer gold particles drives compositional changes in associated biofilm communities.
It is hypothesized that Au-dissolution and re-concentration (precipitation) place selective pressures on associated microbial communities, leading to compositional changes and subsequent Au-particle transformation, which exerted a strong influence on biofilm community composition. Expand
Mobility and migration in late Iron Age and early Medieval Ireland
Strontium and oxygen isotope analysis has been performed on a selection of human teeth dating from late Iron Age and early Medieval Ireland to test the hypothesis that the appearance of new burialExpand