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The marine reservoir effect in the Southern Ocean: an evaluation of extant and new ∆R values and their application to archaeological chronologies

Petchey, Fiona; Anderson, Atholl; Hogg, Alan G; Zondervan, Albert


The last phase of human colonisation of the south-west Pacific occurred around the 12th Century AD amongst the islands of the subtropical and temperate zones of the Southern Ocean (i.e., Norfolk Island, the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand and the Chatham Islands) (Fig. 1). Archaeological evidence indicates that initial colonisation of the region was rapid, possibly taking less than 100 years. Unfortunately, the chronology of these events has been largely reliant on charcoal radiocarbon...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand


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