Untangling geochronological complexity in organic spring deposits using multiple dating methods
Emily Field, Sam Marx, Jordahna Haig, Jan-Hendrik May, Geraldine Jacobsen, Atun Zawadzki, David Child, Henk Heijnis, Michael Hotchkis, Hamish McGowan, Patrick Moss
Quaternary Geochronology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2018
Awarded by ANSTO Postgraduate Research Award (ANSTO PGRA)
This research was supported by the Kimberley Foundation Australia with 2015 fieldwork and the majority of the laboratory research completed whilst the first author was the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award, an ANSTO Postgraduate Research Award (ANSTO PGRA No. 2158493), and a Kimberley Foundation Top-Up Scholarship. We acknowledge the financial support from the Australian Government for the Centre for Accelerator Science at ANSTO through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and would like to extend thanks to laboratory staff at ANSTO, in particular to Fiona Bertuch, Daniela Fierro, Brodie Cutmore and Jack Goralewski for assistance with sample preparation and measurement. We would also like to express our gratitude to Patricia Gadd at ANSTO for the procurement of core imagery using the ITRAX core scanner. We would also like to thank Alan Hogg and Fiona Petchey at Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory for their advice regarding their pre-treatment methodologies. We are indebted to Michael Bird at James Cook University for his guidance concerning charcoal contamination and the HyPy pre-treatment methodology, and to Sandra Rodrigues and Laura Phillips at The University of Queensland for assistance with the identification of the concretions of titanium and aluminium oxide in FRN02. We would also like to recognise Linda Nothdurft at The University of Queensland for her assistance with the SEM and EDXA. We also thank Thomas Higham and an anonymous reviewer for their comments which improved this manuscript. Finally, we would like to extend a special thank you to the Koeyers family of Drysdale River Station and the Lacey family of Mt Elizabeth Station for providing excellent local knowledge and hospitality during the 2015 field campaign, and to Andy Hammond and the late Grahame Walsh for collecting the BSP00 core.