Dating human occupation at Toca do Serrote das Moendas, Sao Raimundo Nonato, Piaui-Brasil by electron spin resonance and optically stimulated luminescence

Dating human occupation at Toca do Serrote das Moendas, Sao Raimundo Nonato, Piaui-Brasil by electron spin resonance and optically stimulated luminescence

Author Kinoshita, Angela Google Scholar
Skinner, Anne R. Google Scholar
Guidon, Niede Google Scholar
Ignacio, Elaine Google Scholar
Felice, Gisele Daltrini Google Scholar
Buco, Cristiane de A. Google Scholar
Tatumi, Sonia Hatsue Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Yee, Márcio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Figueiredo, Ana Maria Graciano Google Scholar
Baffa, Oswaldo Google Scholar
Institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Sagrado Coracao
Williams Coll
FUMDHAM Fundacao Museu Homem Amer
EHESS
UNIVASF Univ Vale Sao Francisco
UFPi Univ Fed Piaui
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
IPEN
Abstract Excavation of Toca do Serrote das Moendas, in Piaui state, Brazil revealed a great quantity of fossil wild fauna associated with human remains. in particular, fossils of a cervid (Blastocerus dichotomus) were found, an animal frequently pictured in ancient rock wall paintings. in a well-defined stratum, two loose teeth of this species were found in close proximity to human bones. the teeth were independently dated by electron spin resonance (ESR) in two laboratories. the ages obtained for the teeth were 29 +/- 3 ka (thousands of years) and 24 +/- 1 ka. the concretion layer capping this stratum was dated by optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) of the quartz grains to 21 +/- 3 ka. As these values were derived independently in three different laboratories, using different methods and equipment, these results are compelling evidence of early habitation in this area. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords ESR dating
OSL dating
New World settlement
Moendas
Language English
Sponsor National Science Foundation
Williams College Faculty Development Grants
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Grant number National Science Foundation: NSF ILI9151111
FAPESP: 2007/06720-4
CNPq: 308604/2013-0
Date 2014-12-01
Published in Journal of Human Evolution. London: Academic Press Ltd- Elsevier B.V., v. 77, p. 187-195, 2014.
ISSN 0047-2484 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 187-195
Origin https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.09.006
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000347864400017
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38512

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