Let's see: How about C14 dating the mammoth omoplate that covered the burial and leaving the human remains in situ?
Sounds like reasonable archaeological technique to me...
thanx...see my post # 30
There are all kinds of ways to date a burial site, besides carbon dating. For example, if there are tools or other cultural artifacts nearby they can help to establish a timeframe for the burials. Also soil level samples contain elements, either mineral or organic, that can reveal things like volcanic eruptions or pollen from common plants of the era.