230Th dating of coral abraders from stratified deposits at Tangatatau Rockshelter, Mangaia, Cook Islands: Implications for building precise chronologies in Polynesia

@article{Niespolo2019230ThDO,
  title={230Th dating of coral abraders from stratified deposits at Tangatatau Rockshelter, Mangaia, Cook Islands: Implications for building precise chronologies in Polynesia},
  author={Elizabeth M. Niespolo and Warren D. Sharp and Patrick V. Kirch},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
  year={2019}
}

FROM LAND AND SEA: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF DIRECTLY DATING DOG REMAINS ON POLYNESIAN ISLANDS

ABSTRACT Recent archaeological excavations on Rakahanga Atoll, Northern Cook Islands, produced one of the earliest examples of dog (Canis familiaris) remains found on East Polynesian atolls. Direct

Human settlement of East Polynesia earlier, incremental, and coincident with prolonged South Pacific drought

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It is proposed that drying climate, coupled with documented social pressures and societal developments, instigated initial eastward exploration, resulting in SCI landfall(s) and return voyaging, with colonization a century or two later.

Paths and timings of the peopling of Polynesia inferred from genomic networks.

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This reconstruction of the branching Polynesian migration sequence reveals a serial founder expansion, characterized by directional loss of variants, that originated in Samoa and spread first through the Cook Islands (Rarotonga), then to the Society (Tōtaiete mā) Islands (11th century), and finally to the western Austral Islands (Tuha'a Pae) Islands and Tuāmotu Archipelago (12th century).

Correction for Sear et al., Human settlement of East Polynesia earlier, incremental, and coincident with prolonged South Pacific drought

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The author line, affiliations, and contributions sections have been corrected online and the authors note that Emma Pearson should be added to the author list after Thierry Fonville.

Five decades of Lapita archaeology: A personal retrospective

My engagement with the archaeology of Lapita having now extended over exactly five decades, I offer the following reflections on how the field has changed and advanced over this period, in terms of

Records of sea-level highstand over the Meghalayan age/late Holocene from uranium-series ages of beachrock in Weizhou Island, northern South China Sea

Beachrock is considered a good archive for past sea-levels because of its unique formation position (intertidal zone). To evaluate sea-level history in the northern South China Sea, three

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