Precision dating of the Palaeolithic: A new radiocarbon chronology for the Abri Pataud (France), a key Aurignacian sequence

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Title:
Precision dating of the Palaeolithic: A new radiocarbon chronology for the Abri Pataud (France), a key Aurignacian sequence
Series Title:
Journal of human evolution
Creator:
Higham, Thomas
Jacobi, Roger
Basell, Laura
Ramsey, Christopher Bronk
Chiotti, Laurent
Nespoulet, Roland
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Elsevier
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Archaeological sites ( lcsh )
Radiocarbon dating ( lcsh )
Paleolithic period ( lcsh )
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serial ( sobekcm )
Location:
Europe -- France -- Nouvelle-Aquitaine -- Grotte des Eyzies

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Abstract:
This paper presents a new series of AMS dates on ultrafiltered bone gelatin extracted from identified cutmarked or humanly-modified bones and teeth from the site of Abri Pataud, in the French Dordogne. The sequence of 32 new determinations provides a coherent and reliable chronology from the site’s early Upper Palaeolithic levels 5–14, excavated by Hallam Movius. The results show that there were some problems with the previous series of dates, with many underestimating the real age. The new results, when calibrated and modelled using a Bayesian statistical method, allow detailed understanding of the pace of cultural changes within the Aurignacian I and II levels of the site, something not achievable before. In the future, the sequence of dates will allow wider comparison to similarly dated contexts elsewhere in Europe. High precision dating is only possible by using large suites of AMS dates from humanly-modified material within well understood archaeological sequences modelled using a Bayesian statistical method.
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Volume 61, Issue 5
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15 p.

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University of South Florida
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University of South Florida
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K26-05524 ( USFLDC DOI )
k26-5524 ( USFLDC Handle )

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