Thermoluminescence dating of objects and materials from the South Pacific region

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1979-11
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Mortlock, A J
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Australian Archaeological Association
Abstract
A general account is given of the results of the thermoluminescence dating of objects and materials from sites in Oceania. These include potsherds from Mailu Island off the southcoast of Papua New Guinea, volcanic ash layers from near Mt Hagen in the Western Highlands of the same country, and fire hearths from ancient Aboriginal habitations at Lake Mungo, New South Wales. The differences between these results and corresponding radiocarbon ages are briefly discussed.
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Mortlock, A.J. 1979. Thermoluminescence dating of objects and materials from the South Pacific region. 'Australian Archaeology', no.9, 12-17.