Radiocarbon Dates

    SubTitle

    From samples funded by English Heritage between 1988 and 1993
    Radiocarbon Dates large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 May 2013

        Summary

        This volume holds a datelist of 882 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 1988 and 1993 on behalf of the Ancient Monuments Laboratory of English Heritage. It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites producing them, a comprehensive bibliography, and two indexes for reference and analysis.
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        Main Summary

          This volume holds a datelist of 882 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 1988 and 1993 on behalf of the Ancient Monuments Laboratory of English Heritage. It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites producing them, a comprehensive bibliography, and two indexes for reference and analysis. An introduction provides discussion of the character and taphonomy of the dated samples and information about the methods used for the analyses reported and their calibration.

          The datelist has been collated from information provided by the submitters of the samples and the dating laboratories. Many of the sites and projects from which dates have been obtained are published, although, when some of these measurements were produced, high-precision calibration was not possible for much of the radiocarbon timescale. At this time, there was also only a limited range of statistical techniques available for the analysis of radiocarbon dates. Methodological developments since these measurements were made may allow revised archaeological interpretations to be constructed on the basis of these dates, and so the purpose of this volume is to provide easy access to the raw scientific and contextual data which may be used in further research.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Jill Walker
          Robert Otlet
          Gerry McCormac
          Gordon Cook
          Christopher Bronk Ramsey
          Alex Bayliss

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          0

          Number of Pages

          280

          ISBN

          9781848022294

          Contents

            Introduction

            History of this volume

            Sample selection and characterisation

            Laboratory methods

            Fractionation and radiocarbon ages

            Calibration

            Quality assurance

            Statistical modelling

            Using the datelist

            Acknowledgements

            Datelist

            Bibliography

            Index of laboratory codes

            General index

            Reviews