Thursday, March 20, 2014

Radiocarbon and Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction in Practice | Call for papers

Radiocarbon and Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction in Practice | Call for papers


From Ben Gearey:
We are organizing a session as part of “The Radiocarbon and the Environment Conference” which is being held at Queens University Belfast on the 18th-22nd August 2014.  The session is entitled “Radiocarbon and Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction in Practice” and we invite papers on aspects of the theory and practice of radiocarbon dating of palaeoenvironmental sequences and deposits. Given the cost of radiocarbon dating and associated problems of ‘doing archaeology’ in the Age of Austerity, we are especially keen to focus on approaches to and issues concerning radiocarbon dating within commercial archaeology. We also hope to discuss and reflect on ‘best practice’, for example, how can we maximise cost benefit from radiocarbon dating programmes? The session is open to anyone with an interest in these and related issues. The full abstract is available at:


Please feel free to contact Seren Griffiths (S.Griffiths[at]mmu.ac.uk)* or Ben Gearey (B.Gearey[at]ucc.ie)* to discuss the session further. Many thanks.

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