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Fill in as many fields that you consider will help to locate the radiocarbon dates you require.

The search will apply partial matches so descriptions or numbers do not have to be complete.

If you need help with the type of information required to search effectively:
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Sample Details example
  shell, bone, charcoal
Site Details example
  Pounawea, Catlins
  53, 126 ...
Map Details example
  Metric Imperial      Metric: H47
Imperial: S1841












Site name
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  This refers to the name of the archaeological site from which the radiocarbon date was obtained. Sometimes, this will be a general name, such as Papamoa, and therefore might contain dates from a range of NZAA listed sites which fall under that name. In the case of Papamoa, for example, there are a number of dates which have different NZAA site numbers, which are all given the general name "Papamoa".
Site type
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  There are around 43 'types' of site listed on the database which can be searched for using key words. Some examples are adze workshop, Archaic Midden, Borrow pits, Botanical, Burial, Cave habitation, Core, Court house/gaol, Gunfighter Pa, Headland pa etc etc. It is therefore possible to search for radiocarbon dates from specific types of site in New Zealand using this field.
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  Change this to explain imperial/metric radio button and the field
Site No
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  This field denotes the NZAA site record number which is assigned to the archaeological site which has been dated. This number should be affixed to the Metric Map number thus, S27/358 where 358 is the site number. To search for an NZAA site number enter the metric (eg J43) or imperial (eg S155) map number in the "Map Details" section and then the site number in the "Site No." field of the "Site Details" section.
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  This field contains the names of the Department of Conservation conservancies. These are listed as a pull down selection option in the search form.
Lab number
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  This refers to the number plus laboratory prefix, for each dated sample. The prefix identifies the measuring laboratory. There are 7 laboratory prefixes in the database in total.
Sample Description
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  This field contains a description of the type of material which was dated. In the case of shell, it will sometimes contain a description of the species of shell or shells dated. In the case of bone, the type and species or bone, and in the case of charcoal the degree of identification of the material.