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An introduction to optical dating
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Paleoindian Cave Dwellers in the Amazon: The Peopling of the Americas
A Paleoindian campsite has been uncovered in stratified prehistoric deposits in Caverna da Pedra Pintada at Monte Alegre in the Brazilian Amazon. Fifty-six radiocarbon dates on carbonized plantExpand
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Luminescence Dating in Less Than Ideal Conditions: Case Studies from Klasies River Main Site and Duinefontein, South Africa
Abstract Luminescence dating results are reported for two South African archaeological sites where changes in the dose rate through time are apparent. A subtraction procedure involving analysis ofExpand
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Constraining the Late Wisconsinan retreat of the Laurentide ice sheet from western Canada using luminescence ages from postglacial aeolian dunes
Abstract Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating of quartz extracts from postglacial aeolian dunes from central Alberta in western Canada points to a landscape that was free of ice as early asExpand
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Luminescence dating of Middle Stone Age deposits at Die Kelders.
Luminescence dating of sediments has not been used extensively for dating Middle Stone Age deposits in South Africa, despite its potential for contributing to a poorly dated record. Such deposits atExpand
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Luminescence dating at Katanda — a reassessment
Abstract A luminescence date of 80 ka for sediments associated with bone harpoon points recovered at Katanda in East Africa has been reassessed using additional samples. An original problem withExpand
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How old is Luzia? Luminescence dating and stratigraphic integrity at Lapa Vermelha, Lagoa Santa, Brazil
During an excavation in the 1970s, a disarticulated female human skeleton, later nicknamed Luzia, was discovered at 12m depth at Lapa Vermelha rockshelter in central Brazil. Radiocarbon dating ofExpand
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Lapa das boleiras rockshelter: stratigraphy and formation processes at a paleoamerican site in Central Brazil
Abstract Lapa das Boleiras rockshelter, a Paleoamerican archaeological site in Central Brazil, was intensely occupied by humans from 10,000 14C BP (11.8 cal kyr BP), until approximately 7500 14C BPExpand
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Watson Brake, a Middle Archaic Mound Complex in Northeast Louisiana
Middle Archaic earthen mound complexes in the lower Mississippi valley are remote antecedents of the famous but much younger Poverty Point earthworks. Watson Brake is the largest and most complex ofExpand
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Explaining Shell-Tempered Pottery in Prehistoric Eastern North America
Explanations for the rise in frequency of shell-tempered pottery in the Eastern United States have vacillated between historical and functional accounts. Using evolutionary theory, the historicalExpand
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