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We offer the full range of heritage and archaeological services from our Andover, Cirencester, Exeter, Milton Keynes and Suffolk offices. Established for over 30 years with an excellent reputation for quality.

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A #Roman 'crossbow' brooch, just found on site. 4th century date. The purplish corrosion suggests it may be at least partially silver. If so, we'll need to declare it as treasure and will enlist a conservator to analyse the brooch so we can determine the next steps. #Archaeology https://t.co/5XDgpxicAO

Pottery is an ubiquitous find on archaeological sites but accurate #RadiocarbonDating can be a challenge. We're part of a team who've pioneered a new technique, utilising the fatty residues left behind by preparing, cooking and consuming food: https://t.co/wCEzCN6Xr5 #Archaeology https://t.co/AtJvw2TLvA

Pottery is an ubiquitous find on archaeological sites but accurate #RadiocarbonDating can be a challenge. We're part of a team who've pioneered a new technique, utilising the fatty residues left behind by preparing, cooking and consuming food: https://t.co/Yc9TFvPZV9 #Archaeology https://t.co/l2tbii12b0

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Illustration of a Neolithic pot from Cornwall

Pottery is one of the most commonly recovered artefacts from archaeological sites, but accurate radiocarbon-dating of these objects has proven extremely challenging. A team of scientists at Bristol University, led by Prof Richard Evershed, and associated research colleagues from various organisations including CA, have developed a technique to accurately and directly radiocarbon-date pottery. This technique targets the fatty…
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