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Re-examining anomalous early dates of settlement in leeward Hawai'i Island

Carson, Michael

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Anomalous dates prior to 1000 yr BP have been reported for near-surface site deposits at Puapua'a in the dry and rocky zone of leeward (west) Hawai'i Island, compared to archipelago-wide earliest cultural layers generally in buried contexts 1000-800 yr BP. Redating and closer examination cannot validate these early dates in cultural association. In the thin sedimentary deposits, preserved cultural materials mostly postdate 600-400 yr BP, but some older materials were incorporated into the layer...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCarson, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:26:37Z
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/67847
dc.description.abstractAnomalous dates prior to 1000 yr BP have been reported for near-surface site deposits at Puapua'a in the dry and rocky zone of leeward (west) Hawai'i Island, compared to archipelago-wide earliest cultural layers generally in buried contexts 1000-800 yr BP. Redating and closer examination cannot validate these early dates in cultural association. In the thin sedimentary deposits, preserved cultural materials mostly postdate 600-400 yr BP, but some older materials were incorporated into the layer matrix. The results suggest a much shorter extant chronology of human settlement of this particular zone, whereas earliest sites most likely are preserved in different settings of the Hawaiian Islands.
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona
dc.sourceRadiocarbon
dc.subjectKeywords: chronology; depositional environment; human settlement; rocky shore; Hawaiian Islands
dc.titleRe-examining anomalous early dates of settlement in leeward Hawai'i Island
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume54
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor210102 - Archaeological Science
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB1544
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCarson, Michael, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage59
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage64
local.identifier.absseo950599 - Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:48:08Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84860874000
local.identifier.thomsonID000297910300013
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