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Enhancing radiocarbon chronologies of colonization: Chronometric hygiene revisited

Schmid, Magdalena; Wood, Rachel; Newton, A; Vésteinsson, Orri; Dugmore, Andrew J


Accurately dating when people first colonized new areas is vital for understanding the pace of past cultural and environmental changes, including questions of mobility, human impacts and human responses to climate change. Establishing effective chronologies of these events requires the synthesis of multiple radiocarbon (14C) dates. Various “chronometric hygiene” protocols have been used to refine 14C dating of island colonization, but they can discard up to 95% of available 14C dates leaving...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Radiocarbon
DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2018.129


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