Aitken m j 1990 science based dating in archaeology

1997), which was based upon dating bees-wax figures adhering to the walls of the rockshelter.

This form of dating is the most accurate and precise absolute dating method available to archaeologists, as the last ring that grew is the first year the tree could have been incorporated into an archaeological structure.The original dating of the Jinmium site published by Fullagar, Price and Head (1996) suggested the possibility of initial site occupation over 100,000 years ago. G, Bird, M., Olley, J., Galbraith, R., Lawson, E., Laslett, G., Yoshida, H., Jones, R., Fullagar, R. However, Spooner’s (1998) alternative interpretation of data from this site and Roberts et al.’s (1998) new ‘single-grain’ optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates suggest an initial occupation date of less than 10,000 years BP. Luminescence dating of sediments: new light on the human colonisation of Australia. Doesn't carbon dating or potassium argon dating prove the Earth is millions of years old? var Folder=Creation Evolution&var Page=Carbon Aitken, M. Timothy Owen (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)Recent debate over the initial occupation of the Jinmium rock shelter, in the Kimberley region in far northwestern Australia, has highlighted some of the challenges involved in using thermoluminescence (TL) to date sediments in sandstone rockshelters.

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