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Radiocarbon dating of charcoal and bone collagen associated with early pottery at Yuchanyan Cave, Hunan Province, China
Yuchanyan Cave in Daoxian County, Hunan Province (People's Republic of China), yielded fragmentary remains of 2 or more ceramic vessels, in addition to large amounts of ash, a rich animal boneExpand
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Report on the First Stage of the Iron Age Dating Project in Israel: Supporting a Low Chronology
The traditional chronology of ancient Israel in the 11th–9th centuries BCE was constructed mainly by correlating archaeological phenomena with biblical narratives and with Bible-derived chronology.Expand
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Modern and fossil charcoal: aspects of structure and diagenesis
Abstract The structures and compositions of modern and fossil charcoal samples were compared in order to evaluate charcoal degradation processes in archaeological sites. Modern charcoal samplesExpand
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New radiocarbon dating of the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic in Kebara Cave, Israel
The Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition (MP-UP transition) is considered a major technological and cultural threshold, at the time when modern humans spread “out of Africa”, expanded from theExpand
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Dating the Iron Age I/II Transition in Israel: First Intercomparison Results
Nearly a decade ago, a different chronology than the conventional absolute chronology for the early Iron Age in Israel was suggested. The new, lower chronology “transfers” Iron Age I and Iron Age IIAExpand
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Chronology of the Early Bronze Age in the Southern Levant: New Analysis for a High Chronology
The chronology of the Early Bronze Age (EBA) in the southern Levant and the synchronization between the sites, considering seriation and radiocarbon dates, have shown large inconsistencies andExpand
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Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans
A key event in human evolution is the expansion of modern humans of African origin across Eurasia between 60 and 40 thousand years (kyr) before present (bp), replacing all other forms of hominins.Expand
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30,000-Year-Old Wild Flax Fibers
Dyed flax fibers from 30,000 years ago show that humans in the Caucasus were making colored twine at that time. A unique finding of wild flax fibers from a series of Upper Paleolithic layers atExpand
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Distinguishing between calcites formed by different mechanisms using infrared spectrometry: archaeological applications
Infrared spectrometry is a well-established method for the identification of minerals. Due to its simplicity and the short time required to obtain a result, it can be practiced on-site duringExpand
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Dating the demise: neandertal extinction and the establishment of modern humans in the southern Caucasus.
This paper considers the recent radiometric dating (14C-AMS, TL, ESR) of 76 late Middle and early Upper Paleolithic samples from Ortvale Klde Rockshelter, located in the Republic of Georgia. WeExpand
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