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ESR dating of a toxodon tooth from a Brazilian karstic cave

Baffa Filho, Oswaldo and Brunetti, Antonio and Karmann, Ivo and Dias Neto, Coriolano de Marins (2000) ESR dating of a toxodon tooth from a Brazilian karstic cave. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 52 (5), p. 1345-1349. ISSN 0969-8043. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/S0969-8043(00)00093-2


A pre-molar of a Toxodon platensis (sp), a large mammal that inhabited the forests of Southeast Brazil during quaternary times, was dated by electron spin resonance (ESR). Enamel and dentine were separated giving the following archeological doses (AD): (4.0 ± 0.8) and (11 ± 2) Gy, respectively. This difference was explained by the higher content of Uranium in dentine (25.1 ± 0.3) ppm as compared to enamel (0.37 ± 0.03) ppm. Taking account of the internal dose contribution to the AD, the age obtained is (6.7 ± 1.3) ky BP for dentine and (5.0 ± 1.6) ky BP for enamel.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5209
Uncontrolled Keywords:Resonance, dosimeters, alanine
Subjects:Area 02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/07 Fisica applicata (a beni culturali, ambientali, biologia e medicina)
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 03 Istituti > Matematica e fisica
Copyright Holders:© 2000 Elsevier Science
Deposited On:10 Dec 2010 12:02

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