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New optical and radiocarbon dates from Ngarrabullgan Cave, a Pleistocene archaeological site in Australia: Implications for the comparability of time clocks and for the human colonization of Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The human settlement of Australia falls into that period where dating is hard because it is near or beyond the reliable limit of radiocarbon study; instead a range of luminescence methods are being turned to (such as thermoluminescence at Jinmium: December 1996 ANTIQUITY). Ngarrabullgan Cave, a rock-shelter in Queensland, now offers a good suite of radiocarbon determinations which match well a pair of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates - encouraging sign that OSL determinations can be relied on.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • David, B., Roberts, R., Tuniz, C., Jones, R., & Head, J. (1997). New optical and radiocarbon dates from Ngarrabullgan Cave, a Pleistocene archaeological site in Australia: Implications for the comparability of time clocks and for the human colonization of Australia. Antiquity, 71(271), 183-188. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00084672

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031394324

Start Page


  • 183

End Page


  • 188

Volume


  • 71

Issue


  • 271

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The human settlement of Australia falls into that period where dating is hard because it is near or beyond the reliable limit of radiocarbon study; instead a range of luminescence methods are being turned to (such as thermoluminescence at Jinmium: December 1996 ANTIQUITY). Ngarrabullgan Cave, a rock-shelter in Queensland, now offers a good suite of radiocarbon determinations which match well a pair of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates - encouraging sign that OSL determinations can be relied on.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • David, B., Roberts, R., Tuniz, C., Jones, R., & Head, J. (1997). New optical and radiocarbon dates from Ngarrabullgan Cave, a Pleistocene archaeological site in Australia: Implications for the comparability of time clocks and for the human colonization of Australia. Antiquity, 71(271), 183-188. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00084672

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0031394324

Start Page


  • 183

End Page


  • 188

Volume


  • 71

Issue


  • 271

Place Of Publication