Re: Dating Problem !

Dan Barnes (dbarnes@liv.ac.uk)
Mon, 6 Jan 1997 16:36:31 GMT

In article <msg2483.thr-bdc602.4c4d19@discovery.umeres.maine.edu>,
Emilio_Sempris@discovery.umeres.maine.edu says...
>
>What Geological references help Physical Anthropologists to Solve the
>Dating Problems of the Hominids Found at Stetkfontein in South Africa
>?
I'm not too sure what you mean by Geological references but Sterkfontein has
recently been dated to c. 2 Ma by ESR. The ref is:

Schwarcz, H.P., Grn, R.G. & Tobias, P.V. (1994a) ESR dating of the
Australopithecine site of Sterkfontein, Transvaal, South Africa. Journal of
Human Evolution. 26.175-81.

The article also deals with the other attempts at getting an age estimate.

Dan