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Antiquity of man in America indicated by radiometric dates on the Yuha burial site

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DOI: 10.1038/261128a0

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MUCH evidence suggests that man was present in the Western Hemisphere before 12,000 yr ago, but the case has remained less than conclusive 1. In some situations, the geological age of the site is reasonably well established but the association or nature of the artefacts is questionable2,3. In other cases, museum specimens of human bones dated by radiocarbon analysis of collagen lack desirable information concerning site location, geology, and stratigraphy even though the accuracy of their absolute ages seems valid4-6. We report here the results of radiometric dates of the Yuha burial site from Imperial County, California, for which the geology and stratigraphy have been documented and reported in detail7. ?? 1976 Nature Publishing Group.

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Title:
Antiquity of man in America indicated by radiometric dates on the Yuha burial site
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Nature
DOI:
10.1038/261128a0
Volume
261
Issue:
5556
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
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Nature
First page:
128
Last page:
129