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Re-interpreting old dates: Radiocarbon determinations from the Tokelau Islands (South Pacific)

Abstract
A re-evaluation of available archaeological radiocarbon dates from the Tokelau Islands in West Polynesia demonstrates that careful assessment is essential when developing chronologies from previously published radiocarbon data. The new calibration results point to concurrent and continual human occupation of Fakaofo and Atafu from at least 750-550 years ago up until European contact in AD 1765.
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Petchey, F., Addison, D.J. & McAlister, A. (2010). Re-interpreting old dates: Radiocarbon determinations from the Tokelau Islands (South Pacific). Journal of Pacifoc Archaeology, 1(2), 161-167.
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2010
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New Zealand Archaeology Association
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