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Protecting Our Fossil Fuel: Bone Dates, Date-Assessment Protocols, and the Need for a Worldwide 14C Database (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only James Oliver. Russell Graham. Thomas Stafford, Jr..

Large datasets of bone 14C dates are the foundation of integrative research in Late Quaternary faunal paleoecology, biogeography, paleogenetics, responses to environmental change, extinction occurrences and rates, and roles of climate and humans in the extinction process. This research requires strict date-assessment protocols including knowledge of material dated, taxon, sample chemistry, fraction dated, isotopic and C/N values. Currently, however, using 50+ years of 14C dates and implementing...