New observations on the stratigraphy and radiocarbon dates at the Cross Creek site, Opito, Coromandel Peninsula
Furey, L., Petchey, F., Sewell, B. & Green, R. (2008). New observations on the stratigraphy and radiocarbon dates at the Cross Creek site, Opito, Coromandel Peninsula. Archaeology in New Zealand, 51(1), 46-64.
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This paper re-examines stratigraphy and radiocarbon dates at Cross Creek in Sarah's Gully. Three new radiocarbon dates are presented for Layer 9, the earliest, and previously undated, occupation. This investigation is part of a programme of archaeological work being carried out on the Coromandel Peninsula. Although there are several individual research projects underway, they have a common theme related to the Polynesian settlement period on the Coromandel Peninsula. The two seasons of excavation at Tairua are being written up by Matthew Campbell of CFG Heritage on behalf of Roger Green. Louise Furey, also CFG Heritage, is researching a thematic study on early sites for the Department of Conservation, Archaeological research in the Opito area includes documenting a pollen sequence for Opito under a grant obtained from the Green Foundation for Polynesian Research: Pam Chester, Louise Furey and Brenda Sewell are participants. In addition, positively identifying the Kaharoa Ash in the Opito-Sarah's Gully area is a priority.
New Zealand Archaeological Association
This article has been published in the journal: Archaeology in New Zealand. Used with permission.