Oxford radiocarbon dating
Tom Higham was lead author on the first paper which was concerned with the dating and analysis of the KC4 maxilla from the site of Kent's Cavern, in Devon (above left).
The research sheds light on one of the most important periods of Egyptian history documenting the various rulers of Egypt’s Old, Middle and New Kingdoms.
A large series of new ultrafiltered bone radiocarbon dates were obtained from a range of cutmarked bones and artefacts from several layers through the site.
The Bayesian analysis of the results suggested that around 1/3 of the results were statistical outliers, raising questions over the association of the Neanderthal human remains and the personal ornaments (some pictured above) found in the same archaeological layers.‘Our results confirm that material has moved up and down and is out of sequence in the Châtelperronian levels.
On the Saturday we organised an Open Day of lectures, and a tour of the AMS facilities.
sp.) As part of the new programme, the BBC decided to obtain a direct radiocarbon age.
The team reanalyzed two milk teeth, which were discovered in the Grotta del Cavallo site in 1964 and previously classified as Neanderthal.