Gillespie, R., Fink, D., Petchey, F. & Jacobsen, G. (2009). Murray-Darling basin freshwater shells: riverine reservoir effect. Archaeology in Oceania, 44(2), 107-111.
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We report carbon isotope measurements on pre-bomb museum samples of freshwater mussel shells collected alive from riverine locations in New South Wales, Australia. The calculated reservoir ages, ranging from -60 to +112 years, are much smaller than those for Australian marine shells and not considered significant for the radiocarbon dating of Late Pleistocene freshwater shells from the Murray-Darling Basin.
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