FIRST AMS RADIOCARBON DIRECT DATES ON BONES FROM EXTINCT MEGAFAUNA IN CAMET NORTE (SANTA CLARA DEL MAR, BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA)

Authors

  • Martin Cotte Department of Geosciences, Biogeology, University of Tübingen, Hölderlinstrasse 12, 72074 Tübingen http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5336-3065
  • Francisco J. Prevosti Centro Regional de Investigaciones Científicas y Transferencia Tecnológica de La Rioja (CRILAR), Provincia de La Rioja, UNLaR, SEGEMAR, UNCa, CONICET, Entre Ríos y Mendoza s/n, 5301 - Anillaco, La Rioja
  • Irka Hajdas Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics, ETH, Otto-Stern-Weg 5, 8093 Zurich
  • Pablo Straccia Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales Pachamama, Santa Clara del Mar Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
  • Daniel Scian Museo Municipal de Ciencias Naturales Pachamama, Santa Clara del Mar
  • Leopoldo Soibelzon Div. Paleontología Vertebrados, Museo de La Plata (UNLP), Paseo del Bosque, 1900 La Plata
  • Hervé Bocherens Department of Geosciences, Biogeology, University of Tübingen, Hölderlinstrasse 12, 72074 Tübingen Senckenberg Research Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment, University of Tübingen, Hölderlinstrasse 12, 72074 Tübingen

Keywords:

AMS radiocarbon dates, Camet Norte, Argentina, Late Pleistocene, Pre-LGM, Extinct megafauna, Collagen

Abstract

The first AMS radiocarbon dates from the Camet Norte fossil site (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) range from ca. 28,700 cal. BP to 27,500 cal. BP. The age of the site fits well with results of previous studies, but the more precise AMS radiocarbon dating allowed for a better determination of the site chronology, deposition and faunal attribution. It can be argued that the depositional environment of the site was not in proximity to the shoreline at the time of deposition based on palaeocoastline studies and the dates produced by this study.

Published

2018-02-21

How to Cite

Cotte, M., Prevosti, F. J., Hajdas, I., Straccia, P., Scian, D., Soibelzon, L., & Bocherens, H. (2018). FIRST AMS RADIOCARBON DIRECT DATES ON BONES FROM EXTINCT MEGAFAUNA IN CAMET NORTE (SANTA CLARA DEL MAR, BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA). Ameghiniana, 55(1), 126 - 133. Retrieved from https://www.ameghiniana.org.ar/index.php/ameghiniana/article/view/3072

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Section

Paleontological Notes