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Ref ID: 27686
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Sémah, F.
Sémah, A.-M.
Falguères, C.
Détroit, F.
Gallet, X.
Hameau, S.
Title: The significance of the Punung karstic area (eastern Java) for the chronology of the Javanese palaeolithic, with special reference to Song Terus Cave
Date: 2004
Source: Modern Quaternary Research in Southeast Asia
Abstract: Electron spin resonance (ESR) dating on teeth has been used to determine the antiquity of the human presence in the area of Gunung Sewu (East Java, Indonesia). The Song Terus cave is one of the archaeological sites located in this area, which has yielded an important collection of fossil bones and prehistoric lithic industry. ESR dating shows that this cave belongs to a karstic system which has been in place since Middle Pleistocene. The results of coupled ESR/Uranium-series dating indicates closed system for uranium in tooth tissues yielding ages of between 216 and 392 ka for the oldest archaeological levels, confirming the possibility of finding Middle Pleistocene human occupations in such karstic sites in Java.
Date Created: 4/20/2016
Volume: 18
Page Start: 45
Page End: 62