Radiocarbon Dating of a Late Paleolithic Culture from Egypt

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Science  21 Aug 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3634, pp. 811
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3634.811


Two radiocarbon dates of about 12,000 B.C. for a new prehistoric culture from a stratified site at Kom Ombo, Upper Egypt, throw light on a deposition phase of the late Pleistocene Nile. The dates reveal that the associated blade industry is coeval with at least the later part of the Upper Paleolithic in Europe and Southwestern Asia