(230)Th dates for dedicatory corals from a remote alpine desert adze quarry on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i

McCoy, Patrick C., Weisler, Marshall I., Zhao, Jian-xin and Feng, Yue-Xing (2009) (230)Th dates for dedicatory corals from a remote alpine desert adze quarry on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i. Antiquity, 83 320: 445-457.

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Author McCoy, Patrick C.
Weisler, Marshall I.
Zhao, Jian-xin
Feng, Yue-Xing
Title (230)Th dates for dedicatory corals from a remote alpine desert adze quarry on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i
Formatted title
230Th dates for dedicatory corals from a remote alphine desert adze quarry on Mauna Kea, Hawaiʻi
Journal name Antiquity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-598X
1745-1744
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 83
Issue 320
Start page 445
End page 457
Total pages 13
Editor Martin Carver
Place of publication York, U.K.
Publisher Antiquity Publications
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
2101 Archaeology
210102 Archaeological Science
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Formatted abstract
The authors show how sites in upland Hawaiʻi may be dated using uranium series radiogenic measurements on coral. The sites lie in a quarry, inland and at high altitude, with little carboniferous material around, and radiocarbon dating is anyway problematic here for the first millennium. Freshly broken coral had been transported to these sites, remote from the sea - no doubt for ritual purposes. Giving a date in the fifteenth century with an error range of only five years, the method promises to be valuable for the early history of the Pacific.
Keyword Pacific
Hawai'i
Thorium dating
Coral
Ritual
Uranium
Dedicatory corals
Adze quarry
Alphine desert
Radiocarbon
Hawaiʻi
Hawaii
Hawai‘i
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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