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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*
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
Elizabeth A Hadly
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
Jessica L Blois
Affiliation:
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
Anthony D Barnosky
Affiliation:
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.
Adina Paytan
Affiliation:
Department of Geological and Environmental Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA.
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Corresponding author. Email: rferanec@mail.nysed.gov.
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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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