Cyler Conrad et al.’s new analysis of Chet Gorman’s excavation finds

An example of creative use of legacy collections is Conrad et al.’s Antiquity open access article “Re-evaluating Pleistocene–Holocene occupation of cave sites in north-west Thailand: new radiocarbon and luminescence dating” . Site sequences of Spirit Cave, Steep Cliff Cave, and Banyan Valley Cave excavated by Chester Gorman in the 1960s and 1970s are re-evaluated and new dates offered on materials such as crab dactyls and freshwater shell. The Holocene Hoabinhian occupation of NW Thailand is bolstered and new evidence for Hoabinhian use of pottery is presented with a TL date on a cordmarked sherd (D in image) of 6390±670 BC.