DATERINGEN AAN GECREMEERD BOT UIT HET PALEOLITHICUM EN VROEG-MESOLITHICUM: EEN OVERZICHT VAN DE STAND VAN ZAKEN
Application of a new technique for radiocarbon dating, using calcined bone (Lanting & Brindley, 1998), appears to be without problems as far as Holocene siles are concerned. In this paper same results of this technique applied to Palaeolithic and Mesolithic siles are presented. The outcome is ambiguous: the majority of the produced dates seem at least plausible, but in a number of cases strongly deviating dates resulted. This applies especially to five paired dates (calcined bone versus unburnt bone) from the Federmesser sile at Andernach in Germany; the dates produced on the basis of calcined bone are systematically much too young. We have no explanation for this phenomenon, and we therefore intend to extend the testing programme for Palaeolithic sites in the coming years.