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Jennifer Birch and graduate assistant are “Dating Iroquoia”

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UGA’s Jennifer Birch and Cornell University’s Sturt Manning are investigators for a National Science Foundation grant, “Establishing a High-Resolution Framework for Age Determination.” A team including graduate assistant Megan Anne Conger works to date Northern Iroquoian sites to new, acutely accurate placements now possible with astonishing developments in radiocarbon dating techniques.

Such accuracy allows archaeologists to “better understand the pace and timing of key cultural developments and turning points in prehistoric societies.” Megan’s latest work is now on the project’s blog: Dating Iroquoia: Radiocarbon Chronology in Northeastern North America. Follow the team's journey on it; they frequently post updates.  

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