This paper reports on the research outcomes on cores collected from sixteen wetlands along the Murrumbidgee–Murray River continuum.
In all sixteen wetlands radiometric techniques and exotic pollen biomarkers were used to establish sedimentation rates from the collected cores.
The sedimentation rates of all wetlands accelerated after European settlement, as little as two-fold, and as much as eighty times the mean rate through the Late Holocene.In this internship you will learn about wetland formation and how carbon accumulates in wetland soils over time.In addition, you will learn to learn how to critically evaluate soil dating methods that are currently being used to report carbon accumulation to the US EPA and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.Crannogs, of course, are built predominantly in timber which is often preserved by wetland conditions, so the possibility existed to be able to be very precise with the date of occupation of these prehistoric settlements- something that has never been achieved in Scotland before.Refining Chronological Resolution: a landscape approach The breakthrough came at the crannog of Dorman’s Island, when the first prehistoric dendro date was obtained from split oak logs used as flooring on the island.
The result is a hand-operated soil corer that resembles the aluminum irrigation pipe corer that De Laune et al. Instead of aluminum pipe, we used regular steel stovepipe and a variety of tools for insertion.