Radiocarbon Dates

From samples funded by English Heritage between 1988 and 1993

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

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This volume presents a detailed catalogue of the radiocarbon dates funded by English Heritage between April 1988 and March 1993. In total, details of 881 determinations are provided. Only samples from sites in which English Heritage had a formal interest were eligible for dating through the Ancient Monuments Laboratory. Often samples came from archaeological excavations funded, wholly or in part, by English Heritage. Some samples were from sites excavated by the in-house archaeological team or on sites in guardianship, but many were from excavations undertaken by others with funding from the English Heritage Archaeology Commissions Programme. Many of these sites were excavated in advance of development.

This volume covers a period of transition in English archaeology when funding from developers first became widely available, following the adoption of new planning guidance in the early 1990s (PPG16 1990). Inevitably, post-excavation analysis and publication follows on from excavation, however, and so most of the sites included in this volume were excavated before the implementation of PPG16.


  • 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

Additional Information

  • Series: Archaeology
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 280
  • Illustrations: 25
  • Product Code: 51780
  • ISBN: 9781848022294


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