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On the pleistocene extinctions of Alaskan mammoths and horses

Solow, Andrew R., Roberts, David L., Robbirt, Karen M. (2006) On the pleistocene extinctions of Alaskan mammoths and horses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103 (19). pp. 7351-7353. ISSN 00278424 (ISSN). (doi:10.1073/pnas.0509480103) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The fossil record has been used to shed light on the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions in North America and elsewhere. It is therefore important to account for variability due to the incompleteness of the fossil record and error in dating fossil remains. Here, a joint confidence region for the extinction times of horses and mammoths in Alaska is constructed. The results suggest that a prior claim that the extinction of horses preceded the arrival of humans cannot be made with confidence. © 2006 by The National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1073/pnas.0509480103
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2006/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Extinction times, Radiocarbon dating, Statistical inference, carbon 14, age determination, animal tissue, article, fossil, horse, inferential statistics, mammal, mammoth, nonhuman, North America, Pleistocene, priority journal, species extinction, United States, Alaska, Animals, Carbon Radioisotopes, Fossils, Horses, Time Factors, Equidae
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2014 14:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33837 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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