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.
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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.
- Radiocarbon age determinations