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Effects of (super 14) C sample selection in archaeology; an example from Hawai'i.

Tom Dye

Abstract


A comparison of radiocarbon histograms of samples controlled and uncontrolled for sample provenance and composition factors indicates that differences are sufficiently large to influence the discrimination of alternative hypotheses on the age of the important, early Bellows Dune site in Hawai'i.

Keywords


Bellows Dune;Honolulu County Hawaii;Oahu;Hawaii;East Pacific Ocean Islands;Oceania;Polynesia;provenance;samples;archaeology;isotope ratios;Holocene;United States;Cenozoic;charcoal;Quaternary;C 14;carbon;dates;isotopes;radioactive isotopes;C 13 C 12;stable isotopes;absolute age

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