She is a graduate student at Texas State University and is studying radiocarbon dating in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands for her thesis under Dr. Emily can be contacted at: I am a child of Austin, Texas, and I’ve had a lifelong interest in the outdoors and in old things.
After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in anthropology, I moved west for archaeology work; I called the Great Basin and Mojave Desert home for several years as I worked in Death Valley National Park and in southern Nevada.
A corrected and calibrated assay, however, is integral to establishing chronologies, and for simply grasping how old something is relative to our own calendar system.
For Example, radiocarbon assay TX-107 (wood charcoal), from excavations at Eagle Cave (Stratum V, Hearth 1) by the University of Texas in 1963, was reported in 1965 by Pearson et al.
The poster presented an investigation of population patterns in Central Texas and the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, using large radiocarbon data sets from each region and comparing the abundance and distribution of dates through time.
To this end, I contributed an initial compilation of 490 radiocarbon dates from the Lower Pecos.
These suffixes are critical to indicating what type radiocarbon data is being presented.