Radiocarbon Dates

BookRadiocarbon Dates

Radiocarbon Dates

From Samples Funded by English Heritage under the Aggregates Sustainability Fund 2004-7

English Heritage


March 31st, 2008



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This volume holds a datelist of 647 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 2004 and 2007 in support of research funded by English Heritage throught the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund. It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites which produced them, a comprehensive bibliography, and two indexes for reference and analysis. An introduction provides information about the scientific dating undertaken, and methods used for the analyses reported. Details of technical reports available for programmes of dendrochronology, luminescence dating, and amino-acid racemization funded under this scheme are also provided.

The datelist has been collated from information provided by the submitters of samples and the dating laboratories, in order to provide easy access to raw scientific and contextual data which may be used in further research. Many of the sites and projects from which dates have been obtained are in the process of publication. Full references are given to these reports for those requiring further detail.

Author Information

Alex Bayliss is an author and Head of Scientific Dating at Historic England, London.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Half-Title Page2
Title Page3
Copyright Page220
Introduction: Scientific Dating and the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (2004–7)5
Scientific dating5
Radiocarbon dating: sample selection7
Radiocarbon ages and calibrated dates10
Radiocarbon dating: laboratory methods11
Radiocarbon dating: quality assurance12
Stable isotope measurements14
Chronological modelling14
Using the datelist15
Index of laboratory codes209
General Index213