Applications of radiocarbon dating in archaeology

Its aim: to provide a wider forum for studies of prehistoric chronology than would normally be allowed at the Radiocarbon conferences.

The 4th Symposium was held in Oxford in April 2002, and the proceedings that follow comprise thirty-one papers, covering archaeological dating research from the Altai to Antarctica, and from the Palaeolithic to the Medieval.

The error limits on the dates obtained are typically in the range of 5 to 10%.

Our standard cost for OSL dating is £550 VAT per sample but prices can vary depending on the nature and number of samples (see our schedule of charges).

The age range for pottery and other ceramics covers the entire period in which these materials have been produced.

This article discusses methods of identifying freshwater resources in prehistoric pottery, including radiocarbon reservoir effects.

A brief summary is given below of all issue contributions.

The aim of this special themed issue of Internet Archaeology is to contribute to a better understanding of different forms of human interaction with aquatic landscapes.

In addition to the human dimension, chronology allows us to link environmental and archaeological records on a global scale.

Oxford has helped pioneer many of the scientific dating methods used today and still has significant active research into Radiocarbon, Luminescence and Tephrochronology.


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