The aminochronology of man-induced Shell middens in caves in Northern Spain

Torres Pérez-Hidalgo, Trinidad José (2009). The aminochronology of man-induced Shell middens in caves in Northern Spain. "Archaeometry", v. 51 (n. 1); pp. 123-139. ISSN 0003-813X.

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Title: The aminochronology of man-induced Shell middens in caves in Northern Spain
Author/s:
  • Torres Pérez-Hidalgo, Trinidad José
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Archaeometry
Date: January 2009
Volume: 51
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Minas (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

HHere, we provide the first report on the ages of 54 archaeological levels in 38 caves in northern Spain by means of the aspartic acid DIL ratio measurements in Patella shells, with good results. For this purpose, we developed an age calculation algorithm that allows the numerical dating of deposits from other archaeological localities in the area and nearby regions. We conclude that the sample size—that is, the number of shells analysed within a single level—reinforces the importance of analysing numerous specimens per horizon and the understanding of the time-aver aging concept. The ultrastructure of different species of Patella shells was also studied, showing calcite in their apexes and aragonite at their margins.

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Item ID: 3367
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3367/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3367
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Minas y Energía
Deposited on: 16 Jun 2010 12:10
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:54
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