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New Radiocarbon Dating Results from the Upper Paleolithic–Mesolithic Levels in Grotta Romanelli (Apulia, Southern Italy)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 May 2019

Lucio Calcagnile
Affiliation:
CEDAD (Centre of Applied Physics, Dating and Diagnostics), Department of Mathematics and Physics “Ennio De Giorgi”, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Raffaele Sardella
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy PaleoFactory, Laboratory, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Ilaria Mazzini
Affiliation:
CNR – IGAG (Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria), Area della Ricerca RM1, Monterotondo, Roma, Italy
Francesca Giustini
Affiliation:
CNR – IGAG (Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria), Area della Ricerca RM1, Monterotondo, Roma, Italy
Mauro Brilli
Affiliation:
CNR – IGAG (Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria), Area della Ricerca RM1, Monterotondo, Roma, Italy
Marisa D’Elia
Affiliation:
CEDAD (Centre of Applied Physics, Dating and Diagnostics), Department of Mathematics and Physics “Ennio De Giorgi”, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Eugenia Braione
Affiliation:
CEDAD (Centre of Applied Physics, Dating and Diagnostics), Department of Mathematics and Physics “Ennio De Giorgi”, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Jacopo Conti
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy PaleoFactory, Laboratory, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Beniamino Mecozzi
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy PaleoFactory, Laboratory, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Fabio Bona
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra “A. Desio”, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
Dawid Adam Iurino
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy PaleoFactory, Laboratory, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Roma, Italy
Giuseppe Lembo
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Sezione di Scienze Preistoriche e Antropologiche, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Brunella Muttillo
Affiliation:
Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Sezione di Scienze Preistoriche e Antropologiche, Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Gianluca Quarta*
Affiliation:
CEDAD (Centre of Applied Physics, Dating and Diagnostics), Department of Mathematics and Physics “Ennio De Giorgi”, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
*
*Corresponding author. Email: gianluca.quarta@unisalento.it.

Abstract

In this paper, we present the results of the accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon (AMS14C) dating campaign performed on samples selected from different levels in Grotta Romanelli (Castro, Italy). Grotta Romanelli is one of the key sites for the chronology of Middle Pleistocene–Holocene in Mediterranean region. After the first excavation campaigns carried out in the first decades of the 1900s, the cave has been systematically re-excavated only since 2015. During the last excavation campaigns different faunal remains were selected and submitted for 14C dating in order to confirm the chronology of the cave with a higher resolution. Isotopic ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) measurements were also carried out on faunal remains.

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© 2019 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona 

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Footnotes

Selected Papers from the 23rd International Radiocarbon Conference, Trondheim, Norway, 17–22 June, 2018

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