Abstract

An extensive flight of late Quaternary marine terraces, in the South Taranaki region of the North Island of New Zealand, is dated using fission track, radiocarbon, and amino acid racemization methods. A simple model of terrace deformation based on a doming-type uplift pattern allows terrace strandline ages to be estimated. Twelve strandlines are recognized and are estimated to have formed during high sea-level stands at 60,000, 80,000, 100,000, 120,000–135,000, 210,000, 310,000, 340,000, 400,000, 450,000, 520,000, 600,000 and 680,000 yr B.P.

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