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dc.contributor.authorTacon, Paul SC
dc.contributor.authorAubert, Maxime
dc.contributor.authorGang, Li
dc.contributor.authorYang, Decong
dc.contributor.authorHong, Liu
dc.contributor.authorMay, Sally K
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Stewart
dc.contributor.authorJi, Xueping
dc.contributor.authorCurnoe, Darren
dc.contributor.authorHerries, Andy IR
dc.contributor.editorTh. Rehren, C.O. Hunt, R.G. Klein, R. Torrence
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-05T12:00:36Z
dc.date.available2017-12-05T12:00:36Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-06-17T01:19:22Z
dc.identifier.issn0305-4403
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jas.2011.10.004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/48623
dc.description.abstractWe report the first uranium-series age estimates for rock art in China. Calcite bracketing a paint layer was used to constrain the age of a naturalistic outline hunter-gatherer painting in the Jinsha River area of northwest Yunnan Province (southwest China). The rock paintings in this region are unique in style and content compared with other bodies of rock art in China, which are dominated by Neolithic subject matter. The minimum and maximum ages were determined using isochron techniques on multiple samples of calcite from above and beneath the paint layer. A large painted deer head was dated to between 5738 and 2050 years. This painting and underlying flowstone are superimposed on older paintings that suggest the older paintings are at least 3400 years old, if not older than 5738 years. The results indicate for the first time that Jinsha River rock art is older than other forms of rock art in the region and show that rock art likely extends back to at least the transition from the Palaeolithic to Neolithic in this part of China.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom492
dc.relation.ispartofpageto499
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Archaeological Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeochemistry
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0403
dc.titleUranium-series age estimates for rock art in southwest China
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTacon, Paul S.
gro.griffith.authorMay, Sally K. K.
gro.griffith.authorAubert, Maxime


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