Paleotemperatures and Chronology at Archeological Cave Site Revealed by Thermoluminescence

Science  22 Oct 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3695, pp. 480-481
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3695.480


Contrasting values of remnant thermoluminescence of limestone samples from Jaguar Cave, eastcentral Idaho, reveal temperature differences attributable to position within the cave microenvironment. Absence of recorded temperature change during cave-filling by rock and human debris indicates brevity of human occupation, which was near the end of Wisconsin (Pine-dale) time.