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Luminescence dates measure calendrical years and for that part of the radiocarbon range for which we can calibrate radiocarbon determinations against other dating techniques, uncalibrated radiocarbon determinations mainly underestimate calendrical years. 30,000 years old, where the TL dates were between 35 years older than radiocarbon determinations.
However, substantial comparative sequences of radiocarbon determinations and dates produced by alternative radiometric techniques for the crucial period between 20,000 and 40,000 radiocarbon years are not yet available from anywhere in the world.
Deciding whether these dates are accurate and associated with definite evidence of human activity thus becomes critically important.
A conservative estimate of the age of the sequence, based on extrapolation of results from that portion of the sequence where the radiocarbon chronology is considered to be reliable, is consistent with the chronology proposed previously from luminescence dating.
Strategies for screening samples for suitability include (i) microscopic examination, (ii) not analysing samples unless they survive the full ABOX pretreatment, (iii) not analysing samples unless the material is significantly larger than the sediment matrix, (iv) using CHN analysis on both untreated and pretreated material to check for organic contamination and (v) using stepped combustion to check for concordancy in the ages of carbon released at successively higher temperatures.
The results point to the need for careful assessment of the suitability of charcoal for radiocarbon dating prior to analysis and to the dangers of relying on a small number of radiocarbon dates in the development robust site chronologies.
Radiocarbon analysis of the early archaeological site of Nauwalabila I, Arnhem Land, Australia: implications for sample suitability and stratigraphicintegrity Auteur(s) / Author(s) BIRD M. has been recently been significantly strengthened by their announcement of a similar age for the basal deposits of a second Arnhem Land site, Nauwalabila I, 65-70 km south of Malakunanja II. At Nauwalabila I a sequence of five OSL dates are also in stratigraphic order The three oldest samples are 30,000 2400 years (Ox ODK166) from 1.70-1.75 m depth below surface; 53,400 5400 years (Ox ODK168) from 2.28-2.40 m; and 60,300 6,700 years (Ox ODK169) from 2.85-3.01 m. (1991) propose a maximum underestimation of 3000 years between 18,000 years ago and 40,000 years ago and a negligible difference between 45,000 years ago and 50,000 years ago. (1993) indicate that a determination of 18,000 radiocarbon years represents almost 22,000 calendar years.
A very old, but not impossibly old, date for Aborigines in Northern Australia. I’ve had a look around and the thermoluminesence dates from the site seem to agree with the 50,000 date, as do dates from Malakunanja II The case of Roberts et al.