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Professor Alan G. Hogg

Alan Hogg

Professor

Qualifications: MSc DPhil Waikato

Personal Website: http://radiocarbondating.com

About Alan

Professor Alan Hogg is the Director of the Waikato Radiocarbon Dating laboratory. He is recognised as an international authority on radiocarbon tree-ring dating, including Southern Hemisphere radiocarbon calibration, investigating environmental conditions between 11,500 and 50,000 years ago by radiocarbon analysis of Northland swamp kauri and leading a research group researching the characteristics, traditional histories and ages of Waikato wetland Māori pā sites.

Research Interests

Current research centres upon 14C calibration and palaeoclimate as well as 14C wiggle matching. Alan was lead researcher on a large international study measuring atmospheric 14C in Younger Dryas (~12,950 - 11,600 years ago) tree-rings (Scientific Reports, 2016; Radiocarbon, 2016). He also led a study to obtain precise calendar ages for North Island pā, by 14C wiggle matching preserved palisade posts (Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 2017). Other research has established the timing of arrival and impacts of Māori in New Zealand and 14C dating the key tephra marker beds, the Kaharoa, Taupo and Kawakawa/Oruanui Tephras.

Recent Publications

  • Roa, T., & Hogg, A. (2020). Waikato Pā. In Radio New Zealand: The Weekend.

  • Thomas, Z. A., Turney, C. S. M., Hogg, A., Williams, A. N., & Fogwill, C. J. (2019). Investigating subantarctic 14C ages of different peat components: Site and sample selection for developing robust age models in dynamic landscapes. Radiocarbon, 19 pages. doi:10.1017/rdc.2019.54

  • Hogg, A. G., Heaton, T. J., Ramsey, C. B., Boswijk, G., Palmer, J. G., Turney, C. S. M., . . . Gumbley, W. (2019). The influence of calibration curve construction and composition on the accuracy and precision of radiocarbon wiggle-matching of tree rings, illustrated by Southern hemisphere atmospheric data sets from AD 1500-1950. Radiocarbon, 1-27. doi:10.1017/rdc.2019.42

  • Rainsley, E., Turney, C. S. M., Golledge, N. R., Wilmshurst, J. M., McGlone, M. S., Hogg, A. G., . . . Fogwill, C. J. (2019). Pleistocene glacial history of the New Zealand subantarctic islands. Climate of the Past, 15(2), 423-448. doi:10.5194/cp-15-423-2019

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Keywords

Radiocarbon Dating


Contact Details

Email: alan.hogg@waikato.ac.nz
Room: C.G.04A
Phone: +64 7 838 4707