14C & Archaeology

Edinburgh, Scotland, 27th June to 1st July 2016

The symposium will be organised by the staff of the SUERC Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory, with help from a number of Scottish based archaeologists and scientists. The SUERC laboratory has a long association with archaeology, particularly Scottish archaeology, having worked closely with Historic Scotland for over 30 years. Therefore, our aim for the symposium is to showcase a good balance of current archaeological research that employs radiocarbon and developments in the radiocarbon technique.

The symposium will be held in the Royal College of Surgeons, which sits within the Old Town, the name given to the oldest part of Scotland’s capital city. The area has preserved much of its medieval street plan and many Reformation-era buildings and is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Museum of ScotlandEdinburgh Castle and many other visitor attractions are less than 10 minutes’ walk from the symposium venue.

There are a number of social events that we are already in the process of planning. These include a whisky tasting in the Fellows Library of the Royal College of Surgeons, guided tours of the Early People Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland, a day excursion (perhaps to the Scottish Crannog Centre or a local distillery), and the conference dinner.

Site du congrès : http://www.c14archaeology2016.com