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Professor Sam Turner
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Accurately dating the creation and development of earthwork features is a long-standing problem for archaeologists. This paper presents results from Bosigran (Cornwall, UK), where boundary banks believed to be prehistoric in origin were assessed using optically-stimulated luminescence profiling and dating (OSL-PD). The results provide secure construction dates for different boundaries in the Bronze Age and Iron Age, as well as chronologies for their early medieval and later development. The paper demonstrates not only the prehistoric origins of these distinctive west Cornish field systems, but also a practical and cost-effective methodology which is suitable for dating earthworks across the world.
Author(s): Vervust S, Kinnaird T, Herring P, Turner S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/04/2020
Online publication date: 30/03/2020
Acceptance date: 14/08/2019
Date deposited: 15/08/2019
ISSN (print): 0003-598X
ISSN (electronic): 1745-1744
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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