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      The Beginnings of Radiocarbon Dating in American Antiquity: A Historical Perspective

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          Few archaeologists would dispute the suggestion that the introduction of 14C dating into archaeological research has had a profound influence on the way in which prehistoric studies are conducted. Glyn Daniel, for example, has gone so far as to rank the development of the 14C method in the twentieth-century with the discovery of the antiquity of the human species in the nineteenth-century (Daniel 1967:266). Despite the widespread acknowledgment of the significant role played by the 14C method in contemporary archaeological investigations, no comprehensive, critical, historical review of the specific intellectual history and substantive characteristics of this impact, particularly in American archaeology, has been published.

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            Testing Contemporaneity and Averaging Radiocarbon Dates

            Techniques for pragmatically interpreting arrays of radiocarbon dates are given. These include weighted averaging, statistical rejection of data, and the evaluation of contemporaneity. Commonly encountered situations are discussed with several actual examples to illustrate these procedures. This paper is Contribution No. 70, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona.
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              Age Determination by Radiocarbon Content: World-Wide Assay of Natural Radiocarbon

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                American Antiquity
                American Antiquity
                JSTOR
                0002-7316
                April 1985
                January 2017
                : 50
                : 02
                : 309-325
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                10.2307/280489
                b9719a18-3e21-424d-bfd5-e772e7216f6c
                © 1985
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