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Successfully dating rock art in southern Africa using improved sampling methods and new characterisation and pretreatment protocols

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Worldwide, dating rock art is difficult to achieve because of a frequent lack of datable material and the difficulty of removing contamination from samples. Our research aimed to select the paints which would be the most likely to be successfully radiocarbon dated and to estimate the quantity of paint needed depending on the nature of the paint and the weathering and alteration products associated with it. To achieve this aim, a two-step sampling strategy, coupled with a multi-instrument char...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/RDC.2016.69

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Bonneau, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology
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Department:
Oxford, SSD, School of Archaeology
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South African National Research Foundation More from this funder
French Institute in South Africa More from this funder
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada More from this funder
Fonds de Recherche Québécois Société et Culture More from this funder
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Radiocarbon Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
3
Pages:
659-677
Publication date:
2016-09-09
Acceptance date:
2016-06-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1945-5755
ISSN:
0033-8222
URN:
uuid:2579df84-ba84-4e87-a467-bd282a8608af
Source identifiers:
629054
Local pid:
pubs:629054

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