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He has been involved in many iconic archaeological projects over the last twenty years providing precise chronologies to understand past human activities and how landscapes have changed.
His work on the chronology of Stonehenge won the 2013 Ben Cullen Award and he is presently part of the Times of Their Lives project.
It should be noted that a BP notation is also used in other dating techniques but is defined differently, as in the case of thermoluminescence dating wherein BP is defined as AD 1980.
It is also worth noting that the half-life used in carbon dating calculations is 5568 years, the value worked out by chemist Willard Libby, and not the more accurate value of 5730 years, which is known as the Cambridge half-life.
£30.00 Published 15 December 2007 This volume holds a datelist of 476 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 20 in support of research funded by English Heritage through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.
£30.00 Alex leads on all scientific dating activity for Historic England including development of corporate policy and national standards.
She specialises in constructing precise chronologies for archaeological sites and finds through the statistical modelling of radiocarbon dates.
BP stands for “Before Present” or “Before Physics” as some would refer to it.
Details of Peter's publications can be found on his profile at at Scholar Google.
Shahina Farid co-ordinates the commissioned dendrochronology programme in the Scientific Dating Team.
She is relatively new to the team having joined in 2012 after a career as a contract archaeologist working for many of the commercial London based units as well as research projects abroad.
Over the two decades as Field Director and Project Coordinator at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey she has accumulated a comprehensive grounding in all aspects of archaeological excavation, recording and interpretation including a comprehensive overview of archaeological sciences, which she brings to the job.
Her previous research has transformed our understanding of how farming arrived in Britain.