U-Series Dating of Paleolithic Art in 11 Caves in Spain

  title={U-Series Dating of Paleolithic Art in 11 Caves in Spain},
  author={A. Pike and D. L. Hoffmann and M. Garc{\'i}a-D{\'i}ez and P. Pettitt and J. Alcolea and R. de Balb{\'i}n and C. Gonz{\'a}lez-Sainz and C. de las Heras and J. A. Lasheras and R. Montes and J. Zilh{\~a}o},
  pages={1409 - 1413}
  • A. Pike, D. L. Hoffmann, +8 authors J. Zilhão
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine, History
  • Science
  • Dating Cave Paintings A number of caves in Europe contain exquisite ancient art. Most of the art has been thought to be produced during the time of last glaciation by recently arrived modern humans, but dating of the art has been problematic because the art contains only minimal amounts of carbon for radiocarbon dating. Pike et al. (p. 1409; see the cover; see the Perspective by Hellstrom) have now obtained U-series dates on the calcite crusts that formed over the art from 11 caves in… CONTINUE READING

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