Radiocarbon Dates

From samples funded by English Heritage between 1998 and 2003

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

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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. 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 now published, although developments in statistical methodologies for the interpretation of radiocarbon dates since these measurements were made may allow revised chronological models to be constructed on the basis of these dates. The purpose of this volume is to provide easy access to the raw scientific and contextual data which may be used for further research.


  • 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

Additional Information

  • Series: Archaeology
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 394
  • Illustrations: 23, colour
  • ISBN: 9781848023833


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