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The Neolithic Site of Serra Cicora: Results of the AMS Radiocarbon Dating

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

G Quarta
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Università di Lecce, via Monteroni, Lecce, Italy
M D'Elia
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Università di Lecce, via Monteroni, Lecce, Italy
E Ingravallo
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Lecce, via D. Birago, Lecce, Italy
I Tiberi
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Lecce, via D. Birago, Lecce, Italy
L Calcagnile
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Università di Lecce, via Monteroni, Lecce, Italy
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Abstract

Bone and charcoal samples from the Neolithic site of Serra Cicora in the Salento Peninsula (southern Italy) have been dated by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). Measurements appear to support other archaeological evidence and have shown that 2 distinct phases of human occupation of the site can be identified: the first occupation in the Early Neolithic and a second occupation in the Middle-Late Neolithic. The results provide new information and are a fundamental contribution to the definition of the absolute chronology of the Middle-Late Neolithic in this part of Europe.

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