Scientific Dating in Archaeology

Oxbow Books (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 15. Oktober 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-1-78925-562-1 (ISBN)
A variety of techniques have been developed to provide scientific chronologies of archaeological sites and material culture. These chronologies under-pin the narratives that are generated for prehistoric and other periods. The application of Bayesian statistical analysis to scientific chronologies has been hailed as 'a revolution in understanding', and has brought renewed emphasis onto how we generate scientific chronological data, how these data are applied into wider narratives, and the epistemological importance of these data. This volume will provide a timely review of the methods, applications and challenges of applying different scientific dating techniques to archaeological sites and material culture. It will then provide an introduction to Bayesian modelling, and highlight a series of considerations in the application of scientific dating techniques.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 240 mm
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  • Breite: 170 mm
978-1-78925-562-1 (9781789255621)

Seren Griffiths is a lecturer in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences in the University of Central Lancaster. She specialises in the application of archaeological science techniques. She chiefly specialises in Mesolithic, Neolithic and early Bronze Age archaeology of Europe. She has interests in scientific dating, stable isotopes, environmental archaeology, three dimensional modelling and geophysics.
Chapter 1 Introduction - Dr Seren Griffiths
Chapter 2 Dendrochronology -Dr Martin Bridge (UCL) and Dr Seren Griffiths
Chapter 3 Radiocarbon - Dr Seren Griffiths
Chapter 4 Luminescence - optically simulated and thermoluminescence - Dr Abi Stone (Manchester University), Dr Seren Griffiths, with 'critical friend' Prof Ian Bailiff (Durham University)
Chapter 5 Archaeomagnetic Dating -Dr Cathy Batt and Dr Seren Griffiths
Chapter 6 Uranium Series Dating -Prof Alistair Pike and Dr Seren Griffiths
Chapter 7 Palynological and other macrofossil reconstruction -Dr Suzi Richer and Dr Seren Griffiths
Chapter 8 On Site - project design and sampling strategy for scientific dating - Dr Seren Griffiths
Chapter 9 Analysing Datasets - Bayesian statistical modelling - Dr Seren Griffiths and TBC Prof Tom Higham
Chapter 10 Writing Histories - combining statigraphic analysis, finds, and multi-technique scientific datasets in narratives - Dr Seren Griffiths

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