Dr Fiona Petchey
Senior Research Fellow; Deputy Director
Qualifications: MA(Hons) Anthropology Auckland, DPhil Waikato
Personal Website: www.radiocarbondating.com
- Milson, Catherine (in progress).
Dr Petchey's research involves the application of radiocarbon techniques to the improvement of archaeological chronologies by the joint investigation of site taphonomy combined with sample specific radiocarbon (14C) effects in shell and bone caused by diet and environmental conditions. Her research is based on the premise that isotopic analysis (d13Ccollagen, d13Ccarbonate, d15N and d34S for bone, and d18O and d13C for shell), combined with geographic, archaeological and metabolic information, can help disentangle the mix of 14C from terrestrial and marine sources. This research has led the way in obtaining reliable calibrated radiocarbon data from Neolithic burials from Portugal and Lapita age sites in Fiji, Samoa, New Britain, Saipan and Vanuatu.
Lam, T. M. D., Nguyen, T. T., Tran, T. K. Q., Bellwood, P., Higham, C., Petchey, F., . . . Piper, P. J. (2020). Ru Diep and the Quynh Van culture of central Vietnam. Archaeological Research in Asia. doi:10.1016/j.ara.2020.100190
Manne, T., David, B., Petchey, F., Leavesley, M., Roberts, G., Szabó, K., . . . Richards, T. (2020). How long have dogs been in Melanesia? New evidence from Caution Bay, south coast of Papua New Guinea. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 30. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102255
Roberts, G. L., Mullett, R., David, B., Fresløv, J., Mialanes, J., Petchey, F., . . . Russell, L. (2020). Community research in a public place: Wangangarra 1 rockshelter, Mitchell River National Park, East Gippsland (Australia). Australian Archaeology, 22 pages. doi:10.1080/03122417.2020.1769250
Petchey, F., & Schmid, M. M. E. (2020). Vital evidence: Change in the marine 14C reservoir around New Zealand (Aotearoa) and implications for the timing of Polynesian settlement. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 8 pages. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-70227-3 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13816
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Anthropology; Radiocarbon Dating
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