Methodological research into the reliability of calcined bone for radiocarbon dating the Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Ghent University
The construction of refined chronologies for the Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic within the Rhine-
Meuse-Scheldt area is currently hampered by a lack of reliable radiocarbon dates. This is mainly due
to a bad preservation of organic remains, such as human and animal bones, organic tools and
plants. Generally only burnt organic remains, such as charcoal, carbonized hazelnut shells and
calcined bones can be used for ...