Title

Optical dating of single and multiple grains of quartz from Jinmium rock shelter, northern Australia: Part I, experimental design and statistical models

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Wiley

Publication Date

August 1999

Abstract

Jinmium rock shelter is famous for the claims made by Fullagar et al. (1996) for the early human colonization and ancient rock art of northern Australia. These claims were based on thermo‐luminescence ages obtained for the artefact‐bearing quartz sediments that form the floor deposit at the site. In this paper, we outline the background to the optical dating programme at Jinmium, and describe the experimental design and statistical methods used to obtain optical ages from single grains of quartz sand. The results, interpretations, and implications of this dating programme are reported in a companion paper (Roberts et al. 7999, this volume).

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Volume 41, Issue 2 26 p.

Keywords

Sand, Archaeological dating, Oceania, Australia

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Subject: topical

Sand; Archaeological dating

Subject: geographic

Oceania; Australia

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Article

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Serial publications

Identifier

K26-05481

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