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Forgotten news: Shellfish isotopic insight into changing sea-level and associated impact on the first settlers of the Mariana Archipelago

Petchey, Fiona; Clark, Geoffrey; Lindeman, Ingrid; O'Day, Patrick; Southon, J; Dabell, Kathleen; Winter, Olaf


The colonisation of the Pacific is an important chapter in human dispersal for which chronological control is primarily provided by radiocarbon (14C) dates. In this context, the ability to reliably date shellfish is important because alternative dating materials, such as charcoal and bone, are typically highly degraded. However, the interpretation of shell 14C results is not always black and white because 14C is not evenly distributed throughout the marine environment, with estuarine taxa more...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2018.10.002


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