Tagged: radiocarbon dating

Captain Cook’s Chooks - News

Guest Author Aug 05, 2016

by Julie Iles New Zealand’s first chickens probably hitched a ride here on Captain James Cook’s ship Resolution, new research has found. Radiocarbon dating of the chicken bones revealed an overlap between the bone and James Cook’s second voyage to New Zealand during 1773-1774. The bones were sourced from three Maori midden sites, or refuse heaps, along the east coast … Read More

Cunning radiocarbon and dating volcanic eruptions - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford May 19, 2010

It is excellent to see a new AMS radiocarbon dating set-up in New Zealand (NZ scientists fire up $3.4 million mass spectrometer).  When I was working on climate reconstruction I was hugely reliant on the previous 14C (radiocarbon) device to help put Before Present (BP) ages on volcanic ash layers (tephra) that occurred in sections [...] … Read More

NZ scientists fire up $3.4 million mass spectrometer - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 19, 2010

Scientists at the Crown Research Institute GNS Science are this morning showing media through its Lower Hutt Rafter Radiocarbon Laboratory where a new accelerator mass spectrometer has been installed. Caption: Scientists Johannes Kaiser (left) and Albert Zondervan with the new $3.4 million accelerator mass spectrometry facility at GNS Science's National Isotope Centre in Lower Hutt. Read More