New ABOX AMS-14c ages remove dating anomalies at Puritjarra Rock Shelter

12th November 2013

M.A. Smith, M.I. Bird, C.S.M. Turney, L.K. Fifield, G.M. Santos, P.A. Hausladen and M L. di Tada

Introduction*

Age-depth curve for radiocarbon determinations from Puritjarra rockshelter (published in Australian Archaeology 53:46).

Age-depth curve for radiocarbon determinations from Puritjarra rockshelter (published in Australian Archaeology 53:46).

A robust site chronology generally requires a large series of age determinations, preferably using a range of dating methods and with sufficient dated samples to allow internal
corroboration of the age of individual layers. One of the handful of Australian archaeological sites to meet these criteria is Puritjarra rock shelter in Central Australia. The chronology for this site rests on a published series of 31 radiocarbon assays on charcoal and nine luminescence dates on sediments (Smith et a1 1997) together with ten radiocarbon dates that have become available subsequently

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Smith, M.A., M.I. Bird, C.S.M. Turney, L.K. Fifield, G.M. Santos, P.A. Hausladen and M L. di Tada
New ABOX AMS-14c ages remove dating anomalies at Puritjarra Rock Shelter
2001
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