Direct 14C Dating of Early and Mid-Holocene Saharan Pottery

  title={Direct 14C Dating of Early and Mid-Holocene Saharan Pottery},
  author={Lamia Messili and Jean François Sali{\`e}ge and Jean Broutin and Erwan Messager and Christine Hatt{\'e} and Antoine Zazzo},
  pages={1391 - 1402}
The aim of this study is to directly radiocarbon date pottery from prehistoric rock-art shelters in the Tassili n'Ajjer (central Sahara). We used a combined geochemical and microscopic approach to determine plant material in the pottery prior to direct 14C dating. The ages obtained range from 5270 ± 35 BP (6276–5948 cal BP) to 8160 ± 45 BP (9190–9015 cal BP), and correlate with the chronology derived from pottery typology. Our results document the transition from pre-Pastoral to Pastoral… 
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