Radiocarbon Dates

    SubTitle

    From samples funded by English Heritage between 1998 and 2003
    Radiocarbon Dates large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Feb 2017

        Summary

        This volume holds a datelist of 1195 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 1998 and 2003 on behalf of the Centre for Archaeology 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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        10463030

        Main Summary

          This volume holds a datelist of 1195 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 1998 and 2003 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

          Johannes van der Plicht
          Alex Bayliss
          Gerry McCormac
          Christopher Bronk Ramsey
          Gordon Cook
          Peter Marshall

          Author Information

          is Head of Scientific Dating at Historic England

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          23

          Number of Pages

          394

          ISBN

          9781848023833

          Contents

            Introduction
            Sampling strategies
            Sample selection and characterisation
            Laboratory methods
            Fractionation and radiocarbon ages
            Calibration
            Quality assurance
            Weighted means of replicate results
            Statistical modelling
            Using the datelist
            Acknowledgements
            Datelist
            Bibliography
            Index of laboratory codes
            General index

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