Radiocarbon and Archaeology 5th International Symposium
26-28th March 2008, Zurich, Switzerland
Nearly 60 years after the publication of the first radiocarbon ages, the radiocarbon dating method has become the key dating tool in archaeology. Recent years have brought new developments in radiocarbon dating, which are of great interest to archaeologists. Moreover, the growing number of archaeological excavations and the new research into landscape change has resulted in a significant increase of measured radiocarbon ages.
This dynamic development requires a much closer communication and collaboration between radiocarbon and archaeology communities. In an exchange of knowledge the new techniques and tools available in radiocarbon dating can be introduced to the archaeologists and the problematic behind archaeological chronologies can be illustrated for the radiocarbon community.
The series of â€˜14C and archaeologyâ€™ conferences support communication between the two communities and focuses on questions that are of common interest. The previous four conferences, including the last two in Lyon (199
and Oxford (2002), have established a tradition of such interdisciplinary discussions.
The conference will focus on the new developments and problems associated with radiocarbon methods as well as their application in archaeological studies. [descrizione dell'evento tratta dal sito dedicato: http://www.c14archaeology.ethz.ch/ cui si rimanda per ulteriori informazioni]