Professor Alan G. Hogg
Qualifications: MSc DPhil Waikato
Personal Website: http://radiocarbondating.com
Professor Alan Hogg is the Director of the Waikato Radiocarbon Dating laboratory. He is recognised as an international authority on radiocarbon tree-ring dating, including Southern Hemisphere radiocarbon calibration, investigating environmental conditions between 11,500 and 50,000 years ago by radiocarbon analysis of Northland swamp kauri and leading a research group researching the characteristics, traditional histories and ages of Waikato wetland Māori pā sites.
Current research centres upon 14C calibration and palaeoclimate as well as 14C wiggle matching. Alan was lead researcher on a large international study measuring atmospheric 14C in Younger Dryas (~12,950 - 11,600 years ago) tree-rings (Scientific Reports, 2016; Radiocarbon, 2016). He also led a study to obtain precise calendar ages for North Island pā, by 14C wiggle matching preserved palisade posts (Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 2017). Other research has established the timing of arrival and impacts of Māori in New Zealand and 14C dating the key tephra marker beds, the Kaharoa, Taupo and Kawakawa/Oruanui Tephras.
- McBride, Rowan (in progress). A spatial and temporal investigation into Waikato wetland pā: The application of GIS and radiocarbon wiggle-match dating of preserved palisade posts in the Waikato region.
Roa, T., & Hogg, A. (2020). Waikato Pā. In Radio New Zealand: The Weekend.
Danisik, M., Lowe, D. J., Schmitt, A. K., Friedrichs, B., Hogg, A. G., & Evans, N. J. (2020). Sub-millennial eruptive recurrence in the silicic Mangaone Subgroup tephra sequence, New Zealand, from Bayesian modelling of zircon double-dating and radiocarbon ages. Quaternary Science Reviews: the international multidisciplinary research and review journal, 246, 1-20. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106517
Hogg, A. G., Wilson, C. J. N., Lowe, D. J., Turney, C. S. M., White, P., Lorrey, A. M., . . . Petchey, F. (2019). Wiggle-match radiocarbon dating of the Taupo eruption. Nature Communications, 10. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12532-8 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/12948
Boswijk, G., Johns, D., & Hogg, A. (2019). Dendroarchaeology in New Zealand: extending the range of archaeologically useful species beyond kauri (Agathis australis). Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 10(1), 33-44. Retrieved from https://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/269
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