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Ages for the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa: Implications for Human Behavior and Dispersal
Age ages for nine sites from varied climatic and ecological zones across southern Africa show that both industries were short-lived (5000 years or less), separated by about 7000 years, and coeval with genetic estimates of population expansion and exit times.
Border Cave revisited: a revised ESR chronology.
New ESR dates for the lowermost dated sedimentary layer, 5 WA (white ash), indicate that the sedimentation of the sequence started around 200 ka ago.
Australia's oldest human remains: age of the Lake Mungo 3 skeleton.
The Lake Mungo 3 burial documents the earliest known human presence on the Australian continent and implies that people who were skeletally within the range of the present Australian indigenous population colonized the continent during or before oxygen isotope stage 4 (57,000-71,000 years).
Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Homo sapiens
- Tanya M. Smith, P. Tafforeau, J. Hublin
- GeographyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 10 April 2007
An application of x-ray synchrotron microtomography reveals that an early Homo sapiens juvenile from Morocco dated at 160,000 years before present displays an equivalent degree of tooth development to modern European children at the same age.
U-series and ESR analyses of bones and teeth relating to the human burials from Skhul.
Early Human Occupation at Devil's Lair, Southwestern Australia 50,000 Years Ago
Abstract New dating confirms that people occupied the Australian continent before the earliest time inferred from conventional radiocarbon analysis. Many of the new ages were obtained by accelerator…
Direct dating of Florisbad hominid
ESR dating studies of the australopithecine site of Sterkfontein, South Africa
The ESR dating of tooth enamel can be applied to sites with ages > 2 Ma, as long as the radiation dose rate is sufficiently low, and Alpha-spectrometric U-series analyses of one of the teeth suggests that U was continuously absorbed by the teeth during their burial history.