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Associate Professor Alan Hogg

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MSc DPhil Waikato

About Alan

Assoc. Prof. Alan Hogg is the Director of the Waikato Radiocarbon Dating laboratory. He is recognised as an international authority on radiocarbon tree-ring dating, including development of the Southern Hemisphere (SH) 14C calibration curve, SHCal13 (Hogg et al. 2013a) allowing accurate calendar ages to be derived from SH 14C determinations.

Research Interests

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.

Expertise

Radiocarbon Dating

Recent Publications

  • 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

  • Thomas, Z. A., Turney, C. S. M., Hogg, A., Williams, A. N., & Fogwill, C. J. (2019). Investigating subantarctic 14C ages of different peat components: Site and sample selection for developing robust age models in dynamic landscapes. Radiocarbon, 19 pages. doi:10.1017/rdc.2019.54

  • Hogg, A. G., Heaton, T. J., Ramsey, C. B., Boswijk, G., Palmer, J. G., Turney, C. S. M., . . . Gumbley, W. (2019). The influence of calibration curve construction and composition on the accuracy and precision of radiocarbon wiggle-matching of tree rings, illustrated by Southern hemisphere atmospheric data sets from AD 1500-1950. Radiocarbon, 1-27. doi:10.1017/rdc.2019.42

  • Rainsley, E., Turney, C. S. M., Golledge, N. R., Wilmshurst, J. M., McGlone, M. S., Hogg, A. G., . . . Fogwill, C. J. (2019). Pleistocene glacial history of the New Zealand subantarctic islands. Climate of the Past, 15(2), 423-448. doi:10.5194/cp-15-423-2019

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Contact Details

Email: alan.hogg@waikato.ac.nz
Room: C.G.04A
Phone: +64 7 838 4707