The Aotearoa/New Zealand Radiocarbon Database Upgrade

Petchey, Fiona, Bickler, Simon, Hughes, Lucy, and Bunbury, Magdalena (2022) The Aotearoa/New Zealand Radiocarbon Database Upgrade. Archaeology in New Zealand, 65. pp. 32-40.

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For the last 20 years, New Zealand researchers have had limited access to a large number of radiocarbon dates measured on archaeological materials. The most used resource containing this type of information, the NZ Radiocarbon Database (McFadgen et al. 2000), has not been updated since 2002, leaving researchers to create their own, often selective datasets for analysis (e.g., Bickler 2018a, 2019; Bickler et al. 2013; Brown 2014, Brown and Crema 2019, Wilmshurst et al. 2011). Consequently, many radiocarbon dates have fallen into obscurity. Here we introduce a new online geospatial database for NZ archaeological radiocarbon data that incorporates and adds to these older datasets. This project has identified over 5100 radiocarbon records associated with archaeological sites and artefacts, of which more than 4100, having met the minimum auditing requirements, are included in a new database release.

Item ID: 76256
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0113-7832
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2022 02:27
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430105 Archaeology of New Zealand (excl. Māori) @ 30%
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430101 Archaeological science @ 70%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130799 Understanding past societies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1304 Heritage > 130499 Heritage not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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