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dc.contributor.authorHogg, Alan G.
dc.contributor.authorHigham, Thomas F.G.
dc.contributor.authorLowe, David J.
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Jonathan G.
dc.contributor.authorReimer, Paula J.
dc.contributor.authorNewnham, Rewi M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T00:53:56Z
dc.date.available2011-04-07T00:53:56Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationHogg, A.G., Higham, T.F.G., Lowe, D.J., Palmer, J.G., Reimer, P.J. & Newnham, R.M. (2002). A wiggle-match date for Polynesian settlement of New Zealand. Antiquity, 77(295), 116-125.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5248
dc.description.abstractDating initial colonisation and environmental impacts by Polynesians in New Zealand is controversial. A key horizon is provided by the Kaharoa Tephra, deposited from an eruption of Mt Tarawera, because just underneath this layer are the first signs of forest clearance which imply human settlement. The authors used a log of celery pine from within Kaharoa deposits to derive a new precise date for the eruption via "wiggle-matching" – matching the radiocarbon dates of a sequence of samples from the log with the Southern Hemisphere calibration curve. The date obtained was 1314 ± 12 AD (2σ error), and the first environmental impacts and human occupation are argued to have occurred in the previous 50 years, i.e. in the late 13th – early 14th centuries AD. This date is contemporary with earliest settlement dates determined from archaeological sites in the New Zealand archipelago.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAntiquity Publications Ltden_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/077/Ant0770116.htmen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Antiquity. © 2003 Antiquity Publication Ltd. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectEast Polynesiaen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectMaorien_NZ
dc.subjectdendrochronologyen_NZ
dc.subjectwiggle-matchingen_NZ
dc.subject¹⁴C datingen_NZ
dc.subjectcolonisationen_NZ
dc.subjectdeforestationen_NZ
dc.subjecttephrochronologyen_NZ
dc.subjecttephraen_NZ
dc.subjectKaharoa eruptionen_NZ
dc.titleA wiggle-match date for Polynesian settlement of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfAntiquityen_NZ
pubs.begin-page116en_NZ
pubs.editionMarchen_NZ
pubs.elements-id29324
pubs.end-page125en_NZ
pubs.issue295en_NZ
pubs.volume77en_NZ


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