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Paleoindian ochre mines in the submerged caves of the Yucatán Peninsula, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Science Advances  03 Jul 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 27, eaba1219
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba1219

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vol. 6 no. 27

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  • Received for publication November 6, 2019
  • Accepted for publication May 22, 2020
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  1. Brandi L. MacDonald1,*,,
  2. James C. Chatters2,3,*,,
  3. Eduard G. Reinhardt4,*,,
  4. Fred Devos5,
  5. Sam Meacham5,
  6. Dominique Rissolo6,
  7. Barry Rock7,
  8. Chris Le Maillot5,
  9. David Stalla8,
  10. Marc D. Marino1,9,
  11. Eric Lo6 and
  12. Pilar Luna Erreguerena10
  1. 1Archaeometry Laboratory, University of Missouri Research Reactor, Columbia, MO 65211, USA.
  2. 2Applied Paleoscience, Bothell, WA 98011, USA.
  3. 3DirectAMS, Bothell, WA 98011, USA.
  4. 4School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada.
  5. 5Centro Investigador del Sistema Acuífero de Q Roo (CINDAQ A.C.), Puerto Aventuras, Q Roo, Mexico.
  6. 6Qualcomm Institute, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0436, USA.
  7. 7Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, USA.
  8. 8Electron Microscopy Core, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA.
  9. 9Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704, USA.
  10. 10Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico City, DF, Mexico.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: macdonaldb{at} (B.L.M.); paleosci{at} (J.C.C.); ereinhar{at} (E.G.R.)
  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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