Buried adzes of unknown age cannot be as reliable for evidence as modern radiocarbon dating. Taylor (June 21), professional historians regard radiocarbon dating as more reliable than oral history if there is any conflict between them.
The New Oxford History of New Zealand (2009) has 23 co-authors.
, we find that this ration is the same if we sample a leaf from a tree, or a part of your body.
Think of it like a teaspoon of cocoa mixed into a cake dough—after a while, the ‘ratio’ of cocoa to flour particles would be roughly the same no matter which part of the cake you sampled.
These gave a range for first settlement of New Zealand as AD 1230 – 1282.