Radiocarbon determinations luminescence dating and australian archaeology
Aust Arch3 is a Microsoft R Excel R database listing radiocarbon and luminescence ages from archaeological sites across southern Australia, including Tasmania.
It was originally compiled to support analysis of time-series trends in Williams (2013), and is now available online at the AAA website.
In 1985, he left the ANU to become foundation Professor of Archaeology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, retiring to become an Emeritus Professor in 1999.
Allen’s La Trobe years saw him take up Visiting Professorships in Auckland (1989) and Utah (1993).
Working out how old archaeological remains are is a vital part of archaeology.
Associated with the charcoal were a grinding hollow and 2 flattish mortars, one of which had clear traces of ochre.
The first excavation found charcoal dating to 18,000 years ago.
One of the handful of Australian archaeological sites to meet these criteria is Puritjarra rock shelter in Central Australia.
The chronology for this site rests on a published series of 31 radiocarbon assays on charcoal and nine luminescence dates on sediments (Smith et a1 1997) together with ten radiocarbon dates that have become available subsequently *Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.