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Table 7: Radiocarbon Dates for Northeastern Paleoindian Sites

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Site Lab Number 14 C (conv'l) Calendar BP (2 sigma) Style Reference
max of calendar age ranges calendar ages min of calendar age ranges
Paleoindian Sites
Meadowcroft, PA SI-2354 16,175±975 21633 19292 17000 Adovasio et al. 1988:48
Meadowcroft, PA SI-1686 15,120±165 18770 18078 17453 Adovasio et al. 1988:48
Meadowcroft, PA SI-1872 14925±620 19405 17854 16359 Adovasio et al. 1988:48
Meadowcroft, PA SI-2488 13270±340 16862 15948 14411 Adovasio et al. 1988:48
Meadowcroft, PA SI-2065 13240±1,010 18304 15913 13158 Adovasio et al. 1988:48
Meadowcroft,* PA (Paleoindian) SI-2489 12,800±870 17473 15439 13017 Adovasio et al. 1988:48
Meadowcroft,* PA (Paleoindian) SI-2491 11,300±700 15438 13180 11235 Adovasio et al. 1988:48
Dutchess Quarry Cave, NY (caribou) I-4137 12,580±370 16114 15206, 14631, 14432 13822 Funk et al. 1969a
Early Paleoindian 14C plateaus 10,500-10,900; 11,100-11,400 cal BP (Stuiver 1993)
Hiscock bone artifact, NY TO-3194 10,990±100 13177 12995 12655 AMS Laub et al. 1996
Shawnee-Minisink, PA B-127163 10,900±40 13134 12944 12649 AMS Ia Dent 1999:SAA
Shawnee-Minisink, PA B-101935 10,940±90 13161 12976 12650 AMS Ia Dent 1999:SAA
Shawnee-Minisink, PA W-2994 10,590±300 13162 12797, 12735, 12649 11304 Ia Dent 1999:SAA
Shawnee-Minisink, PA W-3134 10,750±600 14048 12873 10760 Ia Dent 1999:SAA
Whipple, NH AA-149av 9550±320 11937 11056, 11046, 11044, 11019, 11000, 10961, 10759 9970 AMS Ia Haynes et al. 1984:187
Whipple, NH AA-150av 11,050±300 13799 13071 12347 AMS Ia Haynes et al. 1984:187
Whipple,** NH AA-884 10,250±260 12915 12055, 12052, 11955 11172 AMS Ia Curran 1994:30
Vail, ME AA-117 10,500±400 13190 12622, 12472, 12390 11166 AMS II Haynes et al. 1984:187
Vail, ME AA-114 10,600±400 13424 12800, 12731, 12652 11199 AMS II Haynes et al. 1984:187
Vail, ME AA-115 10,550±800 14121 12781, 12749, 12637 10162 AMS II Haynes et al. 1984:187
Vail, ME AA-116 10,040±400 (humates) 12935 11551, 11499, 11489, 11469, 11438, 11382, 11362 10404 AMS II Haynes et al. 1984:187
Arc Site, NY BGS-1794 10,360±400 (wood above) 13153 12318, 12203, 12181 10764 Ia Tankersley et al. 1997:36
Arc Site, NY BGS-1795 10,375±110 (peat above) 12848 12325 11701 Ia Tankersley et al. 1997:36
Middle Paleoindian
Michaud, ME B-13833 9010±210 10685 10206, 10201, 10191 9544 IIIa Spiess and Wilson 1987a:83
Michaud, ME B-15660 10,200±620 13440 11930, 11804, 11768 10176 IIIa Spiess and Wilson 1987a:83
Niponset, MA B-75527 10,210±60 12350 11936, 11799, 11772 11578 AMS IIIa Curran 1996:7
Colebrook, NH B-107429 10,290±170 12851 12103, 11997, 11981 11261 Bunker et al. 1997
Templeton, CT W-3931 10,190±300 12919 11924, 11809, 11765 10794 IIIa Moeller 1980:31
Templeton, CT AA-7160 10,215±90 (oak) 12707 11938, 11797, 11774 11359 AMS IIIa McWeeney 1994:157
Hedden,*** ME B-68806 10,510±60 (spruce) 12913 12625, 12467, 12400 11977 AMS Spiess et al. 1995:42
Hedden,*** ME B-70668 10,590±60 (pine) 12938 12797, 12735, 12649 12189 AMS Spiess et al. 1995:42
Esker,**** ME B-103284 10,090±70 12273 11684, 11638, 11608, 11597, 11590, 11581 11260 AMS VI base Will, Moore and Dorion nd
Late Paleoindian and Early Archaic (Coeval traditions) 14C plateau: 9500-9900 cal BP (Stuiver 1993)
West Creek, PA B-71577 9850±160 11936 11226 10748 Kirk C-N Stanzeski 1998:43
Weirs Beach, NH GX-4569 9615±225 11629 11087, 109365, 10905, 10902, 10889, 10875, 10874 10244 VI Maymon and Bolian 1992:118
Varney Farm, ME B-79658 9410±190 11197 10668, 10659, 10639, 10610, 10597, 10585, 10584 10211 VI Cox and Petersen 1997
West Water Street, PA ?? 9430±310 11554 10672, 10654, 10641, 10606, 10601 9801 Kirk C-N Carr 1998:53
36ME105, PA ?? 9180 (?) 10465 10358, 10348, 10325, 10323, 10304, 10304, 10265 10240 Kirk C-N Carr 1998:54
Central Builders, PA AA-10053 9165±210-205 11069 10356, 10351, 10243 9702 AMS Kirk C-n Carr 1998:51; D. Thieme, pers. corr.
Blackman Stream, ME B-21681 8,360±150 (above site) 9597 9426, 9406, 9403, 9336, 9331 9008 VI Sanger et al. 1992:151
Blackman Stream, ME B-22125 7,760±130 (above site) 8999 8540, 8525, 8523 8341 VI Sanger et al. 1992:151
Blackman Stream, ME B-21682 7,400±140 (above site) 8423 8182 7883 VI Sanger et al. 1992:151
* These dates bracket the Miller point [ss meet ca 12ka–preYD]
** Considerable confusion in dating the Whipple site is reviewed in Curran 1994
*** Hedden dates are from paleosol below artifacts; no bifaces encountered
**** From Peter Thomas: Two sites containing Holcombe-like points, the Nicholas and Esker sites have been recently excavated in Maine (Spiess, Wilson and Bradley 1998). Dates for Esker site in Michaud range w/ lanceolate frag.

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