Pre-bomb marine reservoir variability in the Kimberley region, Western Australia

O'Connor, Sue, Ulm, Sean, Fallon, Stewart J., Barham, Anthony and Loch, Ian (2010) Pre-bomb marine reservoir variability in the Kimberley region, Western Australia. Radiocarbon, 52 2-3: 1158-1165.

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Author O'Connor, Sue
Ulm, Sean
Fallon, Stewart J.
Barham, Anthony
Loch, Ian
Title Pre-bomb marine reservoir variability in the Kimberley region, Western Australia
Journal name Radiocarbon   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0033-8222
Publication date 2010-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 52
Issue 2-3
Start page 1158
End page 1165
Total pages 8
Editor A. J. T. Jull
Place of publication Tucson, AZ, United States
Publisher University of Arizona Department of Geosciences
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
New ΔR values are presented for 10 known-age shells from the Kimberley region of northwest Australia. Previous estimates of ΔR for the Kimberley region are based on only 6 individual shell specimens with dates of live collection known only to within 50 yr (Bowman 1985a). Here, we describe the results of our recent attempts to constrain ΔR variability for this region by dating a suite of known-age pre-AD 1950 shell samples from the Australian Museum and Museum Victoria. A regional ΔR of 58 ± 17 14C yr for open waters between Broome and Cape Leveque is recommended based on 7 of these specimens. The criteria used to select shells for dating and inclusion in the regional mean are discussed.
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Keyword Kimberley region of northwest Australia
ΔR values
Delta-R values
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: "20th International Radiocarbon Conference Proceedings". This paper was originally presented at Radiocarbon 2009: 20th International Radiocarbon Conference, Big Island, Hawaii, 31 May–5 June 5 2009, during the Session "Marine Studies", as Poster P-74 "Marine reservoir variability in the Kimberley region, western Australia".

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