Response to Comment on “U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art”


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Response to Comment on “U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art”
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Hoffmann, D. L.
Standish, C. D.
García-Diez, M.
Pettitt, P. B.
Milton, J. A.
Zilhão, J.
Alcolea-González, J. J.
Cantalejo-Duarte, P.
Collado, H.
de Balbín, R.
Lorblanchet, M.
Ramos-Muñoz, J.
Weniger, G.-Ch.
Pike, A. W. G.
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Response ( local )
U-Th Dating ( local )
Carbonate Crusts ( local )
Neanderthal ( local )
Cave Art ( local )
Iberian ( local )
serial ( sobekcm )


Slimak et al. challenge the reliability of our oldest (>65,000 years) U-Th dates on carbonates associated with cave paintings in Spain. They cite a supposed lack of parietal art for the 25,000 years following this date, along with potential methodological issues relating to open-system behavior and corrections to detrital or source water 230Th. We show that their criticisms are unfounded.
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Science, Vol. 362, no. 6411 (2018-10-12).

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