Fallon, S., Kokkonen, H., Moffat, I., Grün, R., 2014. The chronology of the earliest Upper Palaeolithic in Northern Iberia: New insights from L'Arbreda, Labeko Koba and La Viña. An Early Upper Palaeolithic decorated bone tubular rod from Pod Hradem Cave, Czech Republic.
I also oversee the chemical pretreatment in the ANU radiocarbon laboratory, so if you have queries about dating a specific sample type or radiocarbon dating in general, please do not hesitate to email.
Popular science articles about radiocarbon dating My research focuses on the production of accurate radiocarbon dates that can be used to build chronologies.
We have built a reliable chronology for Iberia, demonstrating that two of the latest Neanderthal/Middle Palaeolithic assemblages are significantly earlier than previously thought, and in doing so cast doubt on the reliability of other very late Neanderthal assemblages in the region.
Australian Archaeology I am currently attempting to radiocarbon date some of the earliest human occupations of south eastern Australia.
Palaeolithic archaeology, particularly the European Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition My DPhil focused on the chronology of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition and final Neanderthals in Iberia, within a project lead by Prof Thomas Higham (University of Oxford) examining this period throughout western Europe.
Nitrogen content was used to identify well preserved bones, and the ultrafiltration protocol was used to extract and purify collagen from butchered bone. Shell tool technology in Island Southeast Asia: an early Middle Holocene Tridacna adze from Ilin Island, Mindoro, Philippines. Analysis of amino acid content using high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) provides information about collagen preservation; amino acid racemization (AAR) ages can be obtained by comparing the ratio of amino acids in original form to those that have converted to their mirror images.Ancient DNA can be extracted from bone fragments and amplified using the polymerase chain reaction, enabling determination of species.user=GTl HR90AAAAJ&hl=en https:// Please email if you cannot access a pdf. · Wood, R., Bernaldo de Quiros, F., Maillo-Fernandez, J.-M., Tejero, J.-M., Neira, A., Higham, T. El Castillo (Cantabria, northern Iberia) and the Transitional Aurignacian: Using radiocarbon dating to assess site taphonomy. Refereed journal articles · Wood, R., Duval, M., Nguyen, T. · Wood, R.*, Jacobs, Z.*, Vannieuwenhuyse, D.*, Balme, J., O'Connor, S., Whitau, R. Towards an accurate and precise chronology for the colonization of Australia: The example of Riwi, Kimberley, Western Australia. K., Mounier, A., Copsey, B., Crivellaro, F., Edung, J. M., Kiarie, C., Lawrence, J., Leakey, A., Mbua, E., Miller, H., Muigai, A., Mukhongo, D. (2015) Direct dating of resin hafted point technology in Australia. · Proske, U., Wood, R., Fallon, S., Stevenson, J., 2015. E., Lalueza-Fox, C., Sanchez-Moral, S., Canaveras, J. Current issues in late Middle Palaeolithic chronology: New assessments from Northern Iberia, , 2011/2 article 1.