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  • Bayesian tools for tephrochronology

    Buck, Caitlin E.; Higham, Thomas F.G.; Lowe, David J. (Arnold Publishers, 2003)
    It is suggested that Bayesian statistical methods for radiocarbon data interpretation, already widely used in archaeology, also have potential to improve the dating of tephra layers and hence enhance their use for ...
  • Radiocarbon age of the Kaharoa Tephra, a key marker for late-Holocene stratigraphy and archaeology in New Zealand

    Lowe, David J.; McFadgen, Bruce G.; Higham, Thomas F.G.; Hogg, Alan G.; Froggatt, Paul C.; Nairn, Ian A. (1998)
    The Kaharoa eruption, the most recent rhyolitic volcanic event in New Zealand, resulted in the deposition of the compositionally distinctive Kaharoa Tephra over at least 30 000 km2 of northern and eastern North Island. The ...
  • Tephras and New Zealand archaeology

    Lowe, David J.; Newnham, Rewi M.; McFadgen, Bruce G.; Higham, Thomas F.G. (Academic Press, 2000)
    Establishing an accurate date for earliest Polynesian settlement in New Zealand is essential for understanding patterns of settlement and associated environmental impacts, and the processes and rates of cultural change in ...