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Tongatapu hardwater: Investigation into the 14 C marine reservoir offset in lagoon, reef and open ocean environments of a limestone island

Petchey, Fiona; Clark, Geoffrey


Although significant advances in our understanding of variation in the Pacific marine14C reservoir have been made over the last ten years, our ability to obtain accurate calibrated ages for shellfish recovered from archaeological sites on Tongatapu remains problematic because of the influence of hardwaters on the central lagoon. Ultimately, this has implications for documenting the chronology of human movement and adaptation in this region. In this paper, we compare marine reservoir (ΔR) data...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2011.08.001


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