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The chronology of occupation at Teouma, Vanuatu: Use of a modified chronometric hygiene protocol and Bayesian modeling to evaluate midden remains

Petchey, Fiona; Spriggs, Matthew; Bedford, Stuart; Valentin, Frederique


A number of radiocarbon dates, both published and unpublished have been obtained from archaeological deposits across the Teoumasite on the island of Efate in Vanuatu. These are on a range ofmaterials fromthe midden and associated cemetery including charcoal (13) and shell (7) as well as a number of less commonly dated 14C sample types including bone from 2 terrestrial giant tortoises (?Meiolania damelipi), 8 pigs (Sus scrofa) and 2 chickens (Gallus gallus). Thirty-six human bone collagen...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.08.024


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