A radiocarbon age determination for Mount Edgecumbe (Putauaki) volcano, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

L. D. Carroll, J. A. Gamble, B. F. Houghton, T. Thordarson, T. F.G. Higham

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Abstract

A new radiocarbon age determination of 3115 ± 35 yr B.P. has been obtained for a charred wood sample from within a block- and ash-flow deposit at Mount Edgecumbe. Together with reliable dates for Holocene tephra stratigraphy, the new datum leads to a stronger control on the chronology of Mount Edgecumbe and implies that activity continued after the widespread Waimahia Tephra dated at 3280 yr B.P.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the University of Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory for processing the charred wood samples. We also thank Jocelyn McPhie and Rod Burt for constructive criticism on the manuscript. This work was supported by the Victoria University of Wellington Internal Grants Committee for RGNT 594/747.

Other keywords

  • Edgecumbe
  • Radiocarbon age determinations

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