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dc.contributor.authorClark, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.authorPetchey, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorWinter, Olaf
dc.contributor.authorCarson, Mike
dc.contributor.authorO’Day, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-19T21:51:40Z
dc.date.available2011-06-19T21:51:40Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationClark, G., Petchey, F., Winter, O., Carson, M. & O’Day, P. (2010). New radiocarbon dates from the Bapot-1 site in Saipan and Neolithic dispersal by stratified diffusion. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 1(1), 21-35.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5405
dc.description.abstractThe colonisation of the Mariana Islands in Western Micronesia is likely to represent an early ocean dispersal of more than 2000 km. Establishing the date of human arrival in the archipelago is important for modelling Neolithic expansion in Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific, particularly the role of long-distance dispersals. This paper presents new ¹⁴C results and a ΔR estimate from the Bapot-1 site on Saipan Island, which indicate human arrival at ca. 3400-3200 cal. BP. Archaeological chronologies of long-distance dispersal to Western Micronesia and the Lapita expansion (Bismarcks to Samoa) show that the Neolithic dispersal rate was increasing during the period ca. 3400-2900 cal. BP. The range-versus-time relationship is similar to stratified diffusion whereby a period of relatively slow expansion is succeeded by long-distance movement. An increase in new colonies created by long-distance migrants results in accelerating range expansion.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Archaeological Associationen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/7en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: Journal of Pacific Archaeology. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://www.pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/7. Used with permission.en_NZ
dc.subjectcolonisationen_NZ
dc.subjectstratified diffusionen_NZ
dc.subjectradiocarbon datingen_NZ
dc.subjectPacificen_NZ
dc.titleNew radiocarbon dates from the Bapot-1 site in Saipan and Neolithic dispersal by stratified diffusionen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Pacific Archaeologyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page21en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34640
pubs.end-page35en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume11en_NZ


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