Role of the team
To provide for English Heritage and others a comprehensive range of advice and practical application of scientific dating.
- Co-ordination of English Heritage scientific dating requirements
- Development of scientific dating policy
- Chronological modelling of archaeological problems
- Supervision of scientific dating undertaken in support of the Historic Environment Enabling Programme (HEEP) and Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) research projects
- Commissioning of radiocarbon dating, tree-ring analysis, and archaeomagnetic dating
- Undertaking archaeomagnetic dating
- Scientific dating, when not available in-house, can be procured externally
Team Leader: Alex Bayliss, PhD (based in London)
Responsible for the co-ordination of all matters relating to scientific dating for English Heritage including development of corporate policy and national standards. Research interests in Bayesian statistical analysis.
John Meadows, PhD (based in London)
Chronological modelling of archaeological problems, assistance with radiocarbon analysis and quality assurance, dendrochronology casework.
Cathy Tyers (based at the University of Sheffield)
Dendrochronologist providing tree-ring analysis for standing buildings and archaeological projects, and researching dating of conifers and oak in Devon.
Kate Cullen, BA (based in Swindon)
Preparation of radiocarbon database and datelists, assistance with radiocarbon programme.
- Alex Bayliss (London)
- John Meadows
- Alex Bayliss
- Paul Linford