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Radiocarbon Dates from the Pleistocene Fossil Deposits of Samwel Cave, Shasta County, California, USA

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

Robert S Feranec*
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
Elizabeth A Hadly
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
Jessica L Blois
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
Anthony D Barnosky
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.
Adina Paytan
Department of Geological and Environmental Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
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Dates obtained from the collagen of 5 mammals from the fossil deposits of Samwel Cave, Shasta County, California, USA, show emplacement during the last glacial maximum. These dates support the assignment of the fauna to the late Pleistocene. The Samwel Cave deposits currently do not appear to be stratified.

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