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Radiocarbon dating of mumiyo from the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica

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Kiernan, K and McConnell, A and Lawson, E (2002) Radiocarbon dating of mumiyo from the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 136. pp. 141-144. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Accelerator mass spectrometer (AMS) radiocarbon dating of mumiyo deposited by snow petrels at nesting sites in the Vestfold Hills
indicates the colonies were established after 4800 yr BP (uncorrected for marine reservoir effect). Sites on the highest hills were probably
established first, but colonisation took place long after initial deglaciation, which was well advanced by 12.5k yr BP. The reason for late
colonisation is not known. Perhaps older sites exist, but current evidence suggests the main colonisation occurred after the mid-Holocene
re-advance of the Sorsdal Glacier. (il3C values indicate a diet of krill.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 141-144
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2010 00:46
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:12
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