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dc.contributor.author Anderson, Atholl en_US
dc.contributor.author Sinoto, Yosihiko en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T19:50:55Z en_US
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T19:50:55Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Anderson, A., and Y. Sinoto. 2002. New Radiocarbon Ages of Colonization Sites in East Polynesia. Asian Perspectives 41 (2): 242-57. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1535-8283 (E-ISSN) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0066-8435 (Print) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17173 en_US
dc.description.abstract The archaeological chronology of initial human colonization in East Polynesia has relied substantially upon radiocarbon dating results from a small number of sites in the central region, notably Motu Paeao cemetery (Maupiti) and Vaito'otia-Fa'ahia (Huahine) in the Society Islands, and Hane (Va Huka) and Ha'atuatua (Nuku Hiva) in the Marquesas Islands. Recent field research and new radiocarbon dates showed that Ha'atuatua and Motu Paeao were occupied significantly later than had been suggested by earlier results. We now report the results of new radiocarbon dating on the remaining two sites. Leaving aside questionable results on bone and wood samples, six shell samples from Vaito'otia-Fa'ahia indicate occupation in the period A.D. 1050-1450. Five shell and five charcoal samples from Hane indicate that occupation did not begin earlier than about A.D. 1000. Taken together with other recent research on the chronology of initial colonization in East Polynesia we suggest that habitation did not begin until A.D. 900 or later. KEYWORDS: East Polynesia, radiocarbon dates. en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 41 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Number 2 en_US
dc.subject East Polynesia en_US
dc.subject radiocarbon dates en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title New Radiocarbon Ages of Colonization Sites in East Polynesia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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