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Now, a new study questions that idea, using a more exacting form of radiocarbon dating to suggest instead that Neandertals used the cave 40,000 years ago—some 8000 years before modern humans lived in that part of Europe.
Therefore researchers couldn't accurately date the bones, and could only estimate an age of at least 40,000 years old from radiocarbon dating.
Using a technique known as radiocarbon dating, archaeologists recently determined the wood used to create the vessel could date to the 1600s.
The tusk is in fine shape and radiocarbon dated to the Last Glacial Maximum.
Archaeologist João Zilhão of the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, who wasn’t involved in the study, said testing a specific amino acid is a good way to avoid contamination issues when radiocarbon dating a bone sample.
Using radiocarbon dating, archaeologists recently determined that the wood used to create the vessel may date to the 1600s.
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