U-series and radiocarbon dates on mollusc shells from the uppermost layer of the archaeological site of KHB-1, Ra's al Khabbah, Oman

G. Magnani, P. Bartolomei, F. Cavulli, M. Esposito, E.C. Marino, M. Neri, A. Rizzo, S. Scaruffi, M. Tosi

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Abstract

The archaeological site of KHB-1, Oman, has been investigated in order to improve the chronological knowledge of the site, which is dated to the beginning of the fourth millennium B.C. on the basis of the archaeological context. Mollusc shells of the genus Anadara, coming from the uppermost layers of the site, have been dated using two different methods, radiocarbon and U-series technique. The results of the two techniques date the last occupational phase of the site from the end of the fourth millennium B.C. to the beginning of the third millennium B.C. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749 - 755
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology

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