Dating of the Hamakita human remains from Japan

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Abstract

Human and non-human remains recovered in the early 1960s from the Negata site at Hamakita, central Japan were dated by radiocarbon accelerator mass spectrometry. These results and revised fluorine dating yielded consistent dates of about 14.0 <sup>14</sup>C ka BP for the Hamakita Upper Layer human bones, and the most probable age estimate of around 17.9 <sup>14</sup>C ka BP for the Hamakita Lower Layer human bone. These dates confirm the provisional assignment of the Hamakita hominids to the late Pleistocene and make them the first securely dated specimens in the inventory of the ‘Palaeolithic hominid’ fossils of Honshu island (mainland Japan) that predate the Mesolithic–Neolithic Jomon period.<br>

Journal

  • Anthropological Science

    Anthropological Science 113(2), 155-161, 2005-08-01

    The Anthropological Society of Nippon

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Cited by:  6

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10016646199
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10915022
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09187960
  • NDL Article ID
    7381426
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS1(科学技術--人類学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z54-J370
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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