A critique of the chronometric evidence for hominid fossils: I. Africa and the Near East 500-50 ka.

@article{Millard2008ACO,
  title={A critique of the chronometric evidence for hominid fossils: I. Africa and the Near East 500-50 ka.},
  author={Andrew R. Millard},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={848-74}
}
The chronometric dating evidence for all hominid fossils from Africa and the Near East that have previously been dated to 500-50 ka is critically assessed using the concept of chronometric hygiene, and these dates are revised using Bayesian statistical analyses where possible. Sixteen relevant hominid sites lacking chronometric evidence are briefly discussed. Chronometric evidence from 37 sites is assessed in detail. The dates for many hominid fossils are poorly constrained, with a number dated… CONTINUE READING

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