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Ages for the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa: Implications for Human Behavior and Dispersal
The expansion of modern human populations in Africa 80,000 to 60,000 years ago and their initial exodus out of Africa have been tentatively linked to two phases of technological and behavioral… Expand
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… Expand
Border Cave revisited: a revised ESR chronology.
In view of a decade of progress in ESR dating we have revised the ESR chronology of Border Cave. A detailed gamma ray survey in 1994 and newly calculated beta attenuation data led to total dose rate… Expand
Earliest evidence of modern human life history in North African early Homo sapiens
- T. Smith, P. Tafforeau, +4 authors J. Hublin
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 10 April 2007
Recent developmental studies demonstrate that early fossil hominins possessed shorter growth periods than living humans, implying disparate life histories. Analyses of incremental features in teeth… Expand
Australia's oldest human remains: age of the Lake Mungo 3 skeleton.
We have carried out a comprehensive ESR and U-series dating study on the Lake Mungo 3 (LM3) human skeleton. The isotopic Th/U and Pa/U ratios indicate that some minor uranium mobilization may have… Expand
Electron spin resonance (ESR) dating
- R. Grün
Abstract ESR dating has been systematically applied in earth sciences and archaeology since 1975 when Ikeya dated a stalactite from the Akiyoshi cave in Japan. In the meantime this new technique has… Expand
ESR dating studies of the australopithecine site of Sterkfontein, South Africa
We have used the ESR (electron spin resonance) method to determine the age of bovid tooth enamel from Member 4 of the Sterkfontein site. This member has previously yielded many skeletal remains of… Expand
U-series and ESR analyses of bones and teeth relating to the human burials from Skhul.
- R. Grün, C. Stringer, +7 authors M. McCulloch
- Geology, Medicine
- Journal of human evolution
- 1 September 2005
In order to resolve long-standing issues surrounding the age of the Skhul early modern humans, new analyses have been conducted, including the dating of four well-provenanced fossils by ESR and… Expand
Direct dating of Florisbad hominid
New radiometric ages for the Fauresmith industry from Kathu Pan, southern Africa: Implications for the Earlier to Middle Stone Age transition
Abstract The Fauresmith lithic industry of South Africa has been described as transitional between the Earlier and Middle Stone Age. However, radiometric ages for this industry are inadequate. Here… Expand