Optically stimulated luminescence dating
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Both chemical alteration and physical translocation of charcoal contributed to the aberrant ages at depth in the deposit. Based on sediment characteristics and the distribution of quartz, chert, quartzite and quartz crystal’ artefacts, there is no evidence that there has been significant vertical displacement of artefacts relative to the surrounding sand matrix.
A conservative estimate of the age of the sequence, based on extrapolation of results from that portion of the sequence where the radiocarbon chronology is considered to be reliable, is consistent with the chronology proposed previously from luminescence dating.This usually requires what is commonly known as a "dating method".Several dating methods exist, depending on different criteria and techniques, and some very well known examples of disciplines using such techniques are, for example, history, archaeology, geology, paleontology, astronomy and even forensic science, since in the latter it is sometimes necessary to investigate the moment in the past in which the death of a cadaver occurred.But this method is also useful in many other disciplines.Historians, for example, know that Shakespeare's play Henry V was not written before 1587 because Shakespeare's primary source for writing his play was the second edition of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles, not published until 1587.Deciding whether these dates are accurate and associated with definite evidence of human activity thus becomes critically important.
We think there are good reasons to be skeptical, not only on the basis of the dates and their alleged associations, but because of their mismatch with established sequences, both in Greater Australia and elsewhere.
Luminescence dates measure calendrical years and for that part of the radiocarbon range for which we can calibrate radiocarbon determinations against other dating techniques, uncalibrated radiocarbon determinations mainly underestimate calendrical years. 30,000 years old, where the TL dates were between 35 years older than radiocarbon determinations.
However, substantial comparative sequences of radiocarbon determinations and dates produced by alternative radiometric techniques for the crucial period between 20,000 and 40,000 radiocarbon years are not yet available from anywhere in the world.
Radiocarbon analysis of the early archaeological site of Nauwalabila I, Arnhem Land, Australia: implications for sample suitability and stratigraphicintegrity Auteur(s) / Author(s) BIRD M. has been recently been significantly strengthened by their announcement of a similar age for the basal deposits of a second Arnhem Land site, Nauwalabila I, 65-70 km south of Malakunanja II. At Nauwalabila I a sequence of five OSL dates are also in stratigraphic order The three oldest samples are 30,000 2400 years (Ox ODK166) from 1.70-1.75 m depth below surface; 53,400 5400 years (Ox ODK168) from 2.28-2.40 m; and 60,300 6,700 years (Ox ODK169) from 2.85-3.01 m. (1991) propose a maximum underestimation of 3000 years between 18,000 years ago and 40,000 years ago and a negligible difference between 45,000 years ago and 50,000 years ago. (1993) indicate that a determination of 18,000 radiocarbon years represents almost 22,000 calendar years.
A very old, but not impossibly old, date for Aborigines in Northern Australia. I’ve had a look around and the thermoluminesence dates from the site seem to agree with the 50,000 date, as do dates from Malakunanja II The case of Roberts et al.
From this discussion of the dating of Australian sites.