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dc.contributor.authorKahn, Jennifer G.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T20:45:09Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T20:45:09Z
dc.date.issued2006-01-01
dc.identifier.citationKahn, J. G. (2006). Society Islands (Central Eastern Polynesia) chronology: 11 radiocarbon dates for the late prehistoric expansion and proto-historic periods in the ‘Opunohu Valley, Mo'orea. Radiocarbon, 48(3), 409-419.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200038844
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/653739
dc.description.abstractThe chronology of residential site construction and occupation in the upper reaches of the Opunohu Valley, Moorea, Central Eastern Polynesia, has been debated over the last 15 yr. This paper reports a suite of 11 radiocarbon age determinations from excavations at 5 house sites and a simple temple structure (marae). Direct accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating of wood charcoal identified to short-lived taxa confirms site construction and occupation during the mid-15th to 17th centuries, supporting that maximal population density was in the centuries immediately prior to European contact. The study demonstrates that targeted dating of multiple structures within residential complexes allows for multiple phases of site construction and use to be discriminated. These data are critical for adequately assessing site contemporaneity and the development, maintenance, and expansion of residential groups and their house clusters through time.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
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dc.titleSociety Islands (Central Eastern Polynesia) Chronology: 11 Radiocarbon Dates for the Late Prehistoric Expansion and Proto-Historic Periods in the Opunohu Valley, Moorea
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume48
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage409
dc.source.endpage419
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T20:45:09Z


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