The First Immigrants from Asia: A Population History of the by A.J. Jaffe

By A.J. Jaffe

Differences in abundance among what's recognized, is still speculative, or might be inherently unknowable.' From the Foreword via George Stolnitz

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ORIGINS AND ENTRY INTO THE NEW WORLD 29 "the four Old Crow artifacts ... " Apparently the original dating was done on that part of the bone more easily contaminated by ground water. The second dating was done on the collagen that, reportedly, is more reliable. E. Taylor et al. 1983, pp. ). This was dated by the process of aspartic acid racemization to an age of approximately 70,000 years ago, the upper Pleistocene. Back to the laboratory the "age measurers" went. Uranium series isotopic ratios produced dates of 8,300 to 9,000 years ago.

6 Stringer (1988). His article is based on a more technical article by Valladas et al. (1988). ORIGINS AND ENTRY INTO THE NEW WORLD 27 HOW TIME OF ARRIVAL IS ESTIMATED Introduction The earliest site-dating method is that used for estimating how long people have been in the Western Hemisphere. If a site that contains the remains of a cooking fire, human bones, bones of animals killed or butchered by humans, stone tools, or whatever, can be dated, then that date is at least the minimum number of years since the Ancestors arrived.

Some technical articles on carbon-14 or radiocarbon dating are Hogg (1982), Stuiver and Polach (1977), and Olson (1963). Marshall (1990) reviews some recent developments. ORIGINS AND ENTRY INTO THE NEW WORLD 29 "the four Old Crow artifacts ... " Apparently the original dating was done on that part of the bone more easily contaminated by ground water. The second dating was done on the collagen that, reportedly, is more reliable. E. Taylor et al. 1983, pp. ). This was dated by the process of aspartic acid racemization to an age of approximately 70,000 years ago, the upper Pleistocene.

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