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Compound-specific radiocarbon dating and mitochondrial DNA analysis of the Pleistocene hominin from Salkhit Mongolia

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A skullcap found in the Salkhit Valley northeast Mongolia is, to our knowledge, the only Pleistocene hominin fossil found in the country. It was initially described as an individual with possible archaic affinities, but its ancestry has been debated since the discovery. Here, we determine the age of the Salkhit skull by compound-specific radiocarbon dating of hydroxyproline to 34,950 – 33,900 Cal. BP (at 95% probability), placing the Salkhit individual in the Early Upper Paleolithic period. W...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41467-018-08018-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0495-7398
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Higham, T
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324139
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
10
Article number:
274
Publication date:
2019-01-30
Acceptance date:
2018-11-02
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2041-1723
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949173
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pubs:949173
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uuid:605ee661-97c0-4dc0-ab2a-5b35c7a33cd3
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pubs:949173
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2018-12-01

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