Response: The discovery of New Zealand's oldest shipwreck

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    Abstract

    This is a response to the article entitled 'The discovery of New Zealand's oldest shipwreck-possible evidence of further Dutch exploration of the South Pacific' published in Volume 42 of the Journal of Archaeological Science (pp. 435-441). It raises several issues with the historical and archaeological research component of what is primarily a dendrochronological investigation and radiocarbon dating of timbers from New Zealand waters. It details why the article provides no evidence or sound archaeological reasoning to support either of its claims that the timbers represent a shipwreck and that they are evidence of early Dutch exploration of the South Pacific.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)191-194
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
    Volume46
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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