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Cation-ratio and accelerator radiocarbon dating of rock varnish on Mojave artifacts and landforms

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Abstract

The first accelerator radiocarbon dates of rock varnishes are reported along with potassium/argon ages of lava flows and conventional radiocarbon dates of pluvial lake shorelines, in an empirical calibration of rock varnish K + + Ca2+/Ti4+ ratios with age in the Mojave Desert, eastern California. This calibration was used to determine the cation-ratio dates of 167 artifacts. Although cation-ratio dating is an experimental method, some dates suggest human occupation of the Mojave Desert in the late Pleistocene.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Cation-ratio and accelerator radiocarbon dating of rock varnish on Mojave artifacts and landforms
Series title:
Science
Volume
231
Issue:
4740
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
830
Last page:
833
Number of Pages:
4