Murray-Darling basin freshwater shells: riverine reservoir effect

Richard Gillespie, David Fink, Fiona Petchey, Geraldine Jacobsen

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    We report carbon isotope measurements on pre-bomb museum samples of freshwater mussel shells collected alive from riverine locations in New South Wales, Australia. The calculated reservoir ages, ranging from -60 to +112 years, are much smaller than those for Australian marine shells and not considered significant for the radiocarbon dating of Late Pleistocene freshwater shells from the Murray-Darling Basin.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-111
    JournalArchaeology in Oceania
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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