Absolute Dating of Caribbean Cores P6304-8 and P6304-9

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Science  03 Jan 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3862, pp. 66-68
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3862.66


Two deep-sea cores from the central Caribbean have been dated by the thorium-230/ protactinium-231 method. The ages obtained are in agreement with the ages previously obtained from other deep-sea cores from the same area. Because of their greater precision, the new dates provide a more accurate time scale for the past 170,000 years.

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