Macro sample 698

Information

An uncharred cob fragment was recovered from the fill deposit in Unit 22 just below floor 10, at a depth of approximately 4.0 m below surface. Its date is essentially modern, even though many dated samples from neighboriing strata range in age from about 5700 to 5000 cal BP. The excavators take this to indicate that the age of Beta-263988 is incorrect (Grobman et al. 2011: SI, p.1), and therefore, likely contaminated.

Radiocarbon Date

Attached Files

Paredones_(beta-263988)

References Cited

Grobman, Alexander, Duccio Bonavia, Tom D. Dillehay, Dolores R. Piperno, José Iriarte and Irene Holst
    2011    Preceramic Maize from Paredones and Huaca Prieta, Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 109(5):1755–1759.

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