A test of uranium-series dating of fossil tooth enamel; results from Tournal Cave, France

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doi: 10.1016/0883-2927(88)90002-9
Authors:Bischoff, James L.; Rosenbauer, Robert J.; Tavoso, Andre; de Lumley, Henry
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Menlo Park, CA, United States
Univ. Marseille St. Charles, France
Inst. Paleontol. Hum., France
Volume Title:Applied Geochemistry
Source:Applied Geochemistry, 3(2), p.145-151. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York-Beijing, International. ISSN: 0883-2927
Publication Date:1988
Note:In English. 23 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables
Summary:Mammal bones and horse teeth from this cave were analysed to test the hypothesis that well-crystallized enamel behaves more as a closed system than does whole bone. Results show that tooth enamel shows no advantage over bone for U-series dating for this site. Both bones and enamel are apparently open to U, which is probably cycled as a consequence of post-depositional groundwater movement. [R.E.S.]
Subjects:Absolute age; Archaeology; Aurignacian; Bones; Cenozoic; Geochronology; Magdalenian; Methods; Middle Paleolithic; Mousterian; Paleolithic; Pleistocene; Quaternary; Stone Age; Teeth; Uranium disequilibrium; Europe; France; Western Europe; Tournal Cave
Abstract Numbers:89M/0028
Record ID:1988071507
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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