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Thermoluminescence dating of late quaternary dune sand, Manawatu/Horowhenua area, New Zealand: A comparison with 14C age determinations

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Samples of dune sand from two previously described sections in the southwestern North Island have been dated by the thermoluminescence method. At the first site, Koputaroa Phase dune sand immediately underlying Aokautere Ash(= Oruanui Ash 14Cdatedat c. 22 590 yr B.P.) was dated at 24 200 �� 3700 yr. At the second site, Holocenedune sand was dated at 3000 �� 500 yr. Factors influencing the error limits of the thermoluminescence dates are discussed. The results confirm that coastal dunes were migrating inland during the last stadial of the Otira Glaciation and indicate that the thermoluminescence method could usefully be applied in the dating of upper Quaternary deposits inthisregion. �� 1990 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

UOW Authors


  •   Price, David (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1990

Citation


  • Shepherd, M. J., & Price, D. M. (1990). Thermoluminescence dating of late quaternary dune sand, Manawatu/Horowhenua area, New Zealand: A comparison with 14C age determinations. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 33(4), 535-539. doi:10.1080/00288306.1990.10421371

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0025587359

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 535

End Page


  • 539

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Samples of dune sand from two previously described sections in the southwestern North Island have been dated by the thermoluminescence method. At the first site, Koputaroa Phase dune sand immediately underlying Aokautere Ash(= Oruanui Ash 14Cdatedat c. 22 590 yr B.P.) was dated at 24 200 �� 3700 yr. At the second site, Holocenedune sand was dated at 3000 �� 500 yr. Factors influencing the error limits of the thermoluminescence dates are discussed. The results confirm that coastal dunes were migrating inland during the last stadial of the Otira Glaciation and indicate that the thermoluminescence method could usefully be applied in the dating of upper Quaternary deposits inthisregion. �� 1990 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

UOW Authors


  •   Price, David (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1990

Citation


  • Shepherd, M. J., & Price, D. M. (1990). Thermoluminescence dating of late quaternary dune sand, Manawatu/Horowhenua area, New Zealand: A comparison with 14C age determinations. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 33(4), 535-539. doi:10.1080/00288306.1990.10421371

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0025587359

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 535

End Page


  • 539

Volume


  • 33

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication