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Institute of Archaeology 80th Anniversary (1937-2017)

Microscopy and dating of archaeological materials

The course will give an overview of dating methods based on radioactive decay, accumulation of radiation damage, seasonal events and chemical processes. There will be more detailed coverage of radiocarbon and dendrochronological dating, the latter including practical experience. Students will be introduced to the principles and practice of applying light and electron microscopy to the investigation of archaeological materials, again including practical demonstrations and experience.

Course information

  • Code: ARCL3093
  • Course unit value: 0.5
  • Coordinator: tbc
  • Prerequisite:
  • Handbook: open»

For registered students

  • Moodle page: open»
  • Reading list: 


  • Not running in 2016-17

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