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The use of the terrestrial snails of the genera Megalobulimus and Thaumastus as representatives of the atmospheric carbon reservoir

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In Brazilian archaeological shellmounds, many species of land snails are found abundantly distributed throughout the occupational layers, forming a contextualized set of samples within the sites and offering a potential alternative to the use of charcoal for radiocarbon dating analyses. In order to confirm the effectiveness of this alternative, one needs to prove that the mollusk shells reflect the atmospheric carbon isotopic concentration in the same way charcoal does. In this study, 18 terr...

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10.1038/srep27395

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
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Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
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E-26/110.138/2014
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Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
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99999.005288/2014-02
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Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico
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305079/2014-0
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
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Volume:
6
Article number:
27395
Publication date:
2016-06-08
Acceptance date:
2016-05-18
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2045-2322
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English
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2016-08-09

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