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14C AMS Dating the Transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic in South China

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

Sixun Yuan
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
Guoxing Zhou
Affiliation:
Beijing Natural History Museum, Beijing 100050 China
Zhiyu Guo
Affiliation:
Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
Zimo Zhang
Affiliation:
Culture Bureau, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region 541001 China
Shijun Gao
Affiliation:
Department of Archaeology, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
Kun Li
Affiliation:
Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
Jiangjun Wang
Affiliation:
Institute of Heavy Ion Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
Kexing Liu
Affiliation:
Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
Bin Li
Affiliation:
Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
Xiangyang Lu
Affiliation:
Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 China
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Abstract

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To study the transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic period and its duration, samples of charcoal, bone, flowstone and shells excavated from Bailiandong and Miaoyan caves, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, South China were dated using the Peking University AMS facility and liquid scintillation counter. The remains excavated from these sites show typical characteristics of the transition from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic. Radiocarbon dating results show a rapid transition from ca. 20 to 10 ka bp.

Type
II. 14C in Archaeology
Copyright
Copyright © the Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona 

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