Amino acid dating accuracy


Amino acid racemization (AAR) dating is a geochronological technique with a very long history.

Over the past 60 years, many researchers and laboratories around the world have been involved with the development of the method and its application to diverse environments.

S1), is one of only three fossil human remains with a “complete” published mt DNA sequence (17) and it shows the five diagnostic substitutions defining haplogroup U2, present also in modern populations in Europe.

The Kostenki 14 (Markina Gora) human skeleton excavated near Voronezh, Russia (Fig.

Methods to quantitatively assess the quality of AAR data and to identify aberrant specimens are under-developed.