Data obtained from varnish distributional studies challenge this assumption and, when compared with the chemical data obtained from the same archaeological site, suggest that the cation-ratio dating technique may not be able to provide accurate dates for most varnished artifacts. Ability to save and export citations.
Beginning inmost papers on the archaeology and prehistory of Latin America appear in the Society for American Archaeology's Latin American Antiquity. Abstract Dorn has proposed that changes in rock varnish chemistry can be used to date varnished artifacts. American Antiquity.
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