bone char

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bone char

[′bōn ‚chär]
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Dates presented in bold pertain to human activity, being samples of human bone, implements, charred bone or cut-marked bone.
The Pleistocene results fall into a minimum of four periods, the last only a single outlying determination, with respective means of 28,750 (the charred bone dates), 26,000 (the 'Red Lady'), 23,500 (the pendant and spatulae) and 21,000 (ivory working) years.
Samples of bone, ivory and charred bone were selected for dating in line with the criteria identified above.
1995: 76) is best regarded stratigraphically as a minimum age, whilst the earlier Hyaena Den determination comes directly from a layer interpreted as Middle Palaeolithic; the later date is the oldest (and therefore arguably the least contaminated) of a series of charred bone dates from a comparable context (Hedges et al.
It seems possible that the presence of charred bone (still preserved in quantity in the Oxford University Museum) may refer to a single substantive phase of occupation, perhaps Aurignacian, given the dates on this material of 29,600 [+ or -] 1900 b.
Mr Vaughan Buckley said: "They burned the remains over two to three days and smashed up the charred bones and reburied them.
Donning a protective white paper suit and treading carefully past body bags and charred bones, Mr Cook was reduced to a shocked whisper as he spoke of his horror.
Mr Cook was visibly moved by the charred bones and body bags still on display.
In another around 30 charred bones lay scattered on the floor.