A 6,000+ year-old specimen of a spectacled bear from an Andean cave in Peru

@inproceedings{Stucchi2009A6Y,
  title={A 6,000+ year-old specimen of a spectacled bear from an Andean cave in Peru},
  author={Marcelo Stucchi and Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi and Patrice Baby and Jean-Loup Guyot and Bruce J. Shockey},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract We report the discovery of a partial skeleton of the oldest spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) known to date. It was found at 2,950 m elevation in the Chaquil cave, in the Departamento de Amazonas, north central Peru. Its age, as determined by accelerated mass spectrometry conventional radiocarbon dating, was, within 50 years, 5,980 years before present (YBP). After a standard correction for Holocene irregularities of atmospheric 14C (carbon 14) levels, this conventional radiocarbon… 

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