OSL dating of quaternary deposits associated with the parietal art of the Tassili-n-Ajjer plateau (Central Sahara)
作者: Norbert MercierJean-Loïc Le QuellecMalika HachidSafia AgsousMichel Grenet
作者单位: 1Centre de Recherche en Physique Appliquée à l’Archéologie (CRP2A – IRAMAT UMR 5060 du CNRS), Université de Bordeaux, Maison de l’Archéologie, Esplanade des Antilles, 33607 Pessac Cedex, France
2CNRS, CEMAf UMR 8171 – GAES, Johannesburg, South Africa
3CNRPAH, Algiers, Algeria
4Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, 1 rue René Panhard, 75013 Paris, France
5TRACES – UMR 5608, Toulouse, France
刊名: Quaternary Geochronology, 2012, Vol.10 , pp.367-373
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2011.11.010
关键词: OSL datingTassili desertParietal art
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)The Tassili-n-Ajjer plateau is famous for its tens of thousands of pictographs discovered in the mid-XX th century. Despite extensive studies aimed at preserving this art inscribed on the World Heritage List, the antiquity of these paintings remains hotly debated. Because recent attempts at dating with radiocarbon failed to provide reliable results, an OSL dating study focused on Quaternary deposits preserved at the feet of painted walls and which can be connected to them was undertaken. Thirteen sediment samples were collected from below and above the palaeosol where the painters might have lived. The OSL results indicate that the paintings are younger than ∼9–10 ka, but unfortunately they do not allow us to narrow the time interval during which they were made.
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影响因子:4.015 (2012)