Associate Professor Fiona Petchey
Director - Radiocarbon Dating
Qualifications: MA(Hons) Anthropology Auckland, DPhil Waikato
Personal Website: https://radiocarbondating.com
- McBride, Rowan (in progress).The chronology of Waikato wetland pā. (Supervisor).
- Lauren Linnenlucke (in progress). Applying chronometric quality standards to evaluate the reliability of data from archaeological sites in Torres Strait. James Cook University. (International Supervisor).
- Mojca Zega (in progress). Deep sand time capsules: past environmental records from sediments surrounding Gledswood Shelter 1, Northwest Queensland, Australia. James Cook University. (International Supervisor).
- Milson, Catherine (in progress). Reliable ages from archaeological shells from hard water environments using micro-carbon dating.
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, 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.
Higham, C. F. W., Higham, T. F. G., & Petchey, F. (2021). Introduction and chronology. In The Origins of the Civilization of Angkor: The Excavation of Non Ban Jak (Vol. VII, pp. 6 pages). Bangkok, Thailand: Fine Arts Department.
Petchey, F., & Clark, G. (2021). Clarifying the age of initial settlement horizon in the Mariana Islands and the impact of hard water: A response to Carson (2020). Radiocarbon, 63(3), 905-913. doi:10.1017/RDC.2021.27
David, B., Fresløv, J., Mullett, R., Delannoy, J. J., Petchey, F., Land, G. K., . . . Ash, J. (2021). Paradigm shifts and ontological turns at Cloggs Cave, GunaiKurnai Country, Australia. In Ontologies of Rock Art: Images, Relational Approaches, and Indigenous Knowledges (pp. 135-160).
David, B., Fresløv, J., Mullett, R., Delannoy, J. -J., McDowell, M., Urwin, C., . . . Green, H. (2021). 50 years and worlds apart: Rethinking the Holocene occupation of Cloggs Cave (East Gippsland, SE Australia) five decades after its initial archaeological excavation and in light of GunaiKurnai world views. Australian Archaeology, 87(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/03122417.2020.1859963
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Anthropology; Radiocarbon Dating
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