This date list reports on samples submitted by University of Waikato researchers and assayed in the Waikato laboratory mainly between 19.
Other dates on material submitted by individuals working in other organizations in New Zealand, and overseas, are to be reported later.
Once a year Dr Petchey visits Weipa to sample the mounds for radiocarbon dating.
One of Waikato's resident radiocarbon experts, Dr Fiona Petchey, is collaborating with researchers from universities in Australia, the UK and New Zealand as part of the Weipa Archaeological Research Program (WARP).
The archaeological record in this region of the Cape York Peninsula, Australia comprises one of the world's largest intact concentrations of estuarine shell mounds.
The radiocarbon dating laboratory at Waikato was established in 1975, primarily as a research tool in the fields of geomorphology, volcanology, tephrostratigraphy, coastal studies, and paleolimnology, to cope with the increasing supply of late Quaternary lake sediment, wood, peat, and shell samples submitted by University staff and postgraduate students undertaking research in the North Island of New Zealand.
The method employed is scintillation counting of benzene using the procedures and vacuum systems designed by H A Polach for the Australian National University (ANU) Radiocarbon Dating Research Laboratory (Hogg, 1982).
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The university offers different types of scholarship and grant opportunities related to student groups such as secondary school leavers, postgraduate students, Maori students and adult students.Alan Hogg, Chris Turney, Jonathan Palmer, John Southon, Bernd Kromer, Christopher Bronk Ramsey, Gretel Boswijk, Pavla Fenwick, Alexandra Noronha, Richard Staff, Michael Friedrich, Linda Reynard, Dominik Guetter, Lukas Wacker, Richard Jones C intercomparison measurements being undertaken by the carbon dating laboratories at University of Waikato (Wk), University of California at Irvine (UCI), and University of Oxford (Ox A).The Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory is a national facility, offering radiocarbon dates by both radiometric methods (liquid scintillation spectrometry by Perkin Elmer Quantulus) and accelerator mass spectrometry.In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Waikato is ranked within the top 200 for ten different subjects.The university is home to several specialized research facilities such as the Waikato DNA Sequencing Facility, the Waikato Mass Spectometry Facility, the Waikato Stable Isotope Unit, the Electron Microscope Facility and the Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Facility.Our main campus in Hamilton is safe and welcome and set on park like grounds complete with accommodation, cafes, health services and access to regular public transport. Both cities are great places to be an international student, with a vibrant and welcoming student culture, many recreational activities to enjoy and amongst the strongest economic centres in the country. The University of Waikato is widely regarded as a progressive and innovative university, which develops programmes to cater for the world’s changing environment.