Datation directe de restes humains fossiles: au-delà du 14C, la méthode par Résonance Paramagnétique Électronique (RPE)
Direct dating of fossil human remains has always been of crucial importance as it allows positioning any new paleoanthropological discovery into the human evolution tree. Because the remains are by definition very scarce and invaluable, it is necessary to use dating methods that would not damage the remains. If the Radiocarbon is undoubtedly the most popular method for the last 45 000 years, the Electron Spin Resonance dating appears to offer an interesting potential to date older remains, and especially if based on the combination of cutting-edge analytical techniques that allow to minimise the destructive aspect of the method.
Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levant