Archaeology: Progress and pitfalls in radiocarbon dating

  title={Archaeology: Progress and pitfalls in radiocarbon dating},
  author={Chris S M Turney and Richard G Roberts and Zenobia Jacobs},
Arising from: P. Mellars 439, 931–935 (2006); Mellars repliesThe review by Mellars provides an archaeological perspective on some of the latest developments in radiocarbon dating of bone. However, his presentation, calibration and interpretation of radiocarbon ages are misleading in some cases, and important technical advances in the pretreatment of other sample types that have increased dating accuracy have been overlooked. These considerations may undermine the conclusions drawn about past… CONTINUE READING

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