Rick, T. C., Vellanoweth, R. and Erlandson, J. M. (2005). Radiocarbon dating and the ``old shell'' problem:. J Archaeol Sci 32 (11). Vol 32(11), pp. 1641-1648.

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Radiocarbon dating and the ``old shell'' problem:
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direct dating of artifacts and cultural chronologies in coastal and other aquatic regions
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J Archaeol Sci 32 (11)
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Journal of Archaeological Science
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32 (11)
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1641 - 1648
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The authors argue that, despite the significant strides made in archaeological understanding of the potential biases of the ``old wood'' effect in radiocarbon dating charcoal and wood samples (whereby the age of the wood may be significantly older than its use by humans), little emphasis has been placed on the possible impacts of dating old shell in archaeological deposits. Marine shell is commonly used for 14C dating in coastal areas around the world, including a growing emphasis on the dating of individual shell artefacts via Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS). In dating shell artefacts, the authors have obtained several dates older than associated 14C dates for short-lived subsistence remains from the same deposits, including great disparities (>10,000 years) and more subtle differences (14C dates on a variety of materials, and proper calibration procedures.
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Torben C Rick
René L Vellanoweth
Jon M Erlandson
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Damaris D Dodds (Abstract author)
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2005
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Shells (Auto Detected Subject))
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Radiocarbon Dating Charcoal (Auto Detected Subject))
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03 Mar 2006