Subjects/methods: Chronometry

Radiocarbon (14C) dating is one of the best known methods for establishing the age of organic archaeological materials. Although 14C dating was invented more than 60 years ago there continue to be advances in both the statistical methodology and the applications of this dating technique and researchers at the University of Sheffield have been closely involved in these developments. Sheffield is also a centre of excellence for dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) and there are facilities for thermoluminescence (TL) and optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating in the laboratories of the Sheffield Centre for International Drylands Research (SCIDR).

Academic Staff

Cathy Tyers

Associated Staff

Caitlin Buck

Mark Bateman

Research Centres and Laboratories