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New chronometric age estimates for the context of the Neanderthal from Wannen-Ochtendung (Germany) by TL and argon dating

Title data

Richter, Daniel ; Klinger, Philip ; Schmidt, Christoph ; van den Bogaard, Paul ; Zöller, Ludwig:
New chronometric age estimates for the context of the Neanderthal from Wannen-Ochtendung (Germany) by TL and argon dating.
In: Journal of Archaeological Science Reports. Vol. 14 (August 2017) . - pp. 127-136.
ISSN 2352-409X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.05.032

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Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
Chronologie und Geomorphologie des mitteleuropäischen quartären Vulkanismus - pulsierende Hot Spot-Finger?ZO51/32-1

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Abstract in another language

The partial neurocranium of a Neanderthal was recovered from deposits related to the latest volcanic activities recorded at the Wannen Volcanic Group. This last volcanic event provided heated mineral samples for thermoluminescence (TL) and Ar/Ar dating, allowing the estimation of the age of the hominin remains. Novel TL methods using a much less time consuming measurement protocol and employing the orange-red TL-signal (R-TL) were applied, resulting in ages of 177 ± 18 ka and 176 ± 21 ka for two samples of different geology. This new data is compared with standard TL-approaches for one of the samples, which provide an age of 187 ± 29 ka. The luminescence data is contrasted with a newly obtained Ar/Ar-age of 191 ± 12 ka for a sample from the identical heating event. All TL-dating results provide congruent results and are in perfect accordance with Ar/Ar dating, showing the applicability and accuracy of the new TL approach employed. These data also agree well with the geological age estimates and other chronometric data, placing the volcanism at Wannen to around 180–190 ka and thus providing a Saalian age of the fossil. Such an old age, however, contrasts to the reported preliminary placement of this specimen late in the Neanderthal lineage.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Thermoluminescence; Luminescence; Volcanic Eruption; Neanderthal
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Chair Geomorphology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ludwig Zöller
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Nonlinear Dynamics
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Geomorphology
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 09:58
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2017 09:58
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/37349