© 1997

Chronometric Dating in Archaeology

  • R. E. Taylor
  • Martin J. Aitken

Part of the Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science book series (AAMS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Martin J. Aitken, Stephen Stokes
    Pages 1-30
  3. Jeffrey S. Dean
    Pages 31-64
  4. R. E. Taylor
    Pages 65-96
  5. Robert C. Walter
    Pages 97-126
  6. John Westgate, Amanjit Sandhu, Philip Shane
    Pages 127-158
  7. Henry P. Schwarcz
    Pages 159-182
  8. Martin J. Aitken
    Pages 183-216
  9. Rainer Grün
    Pages 217-260
  10. P. E. Hare, David W. Von Endt, Julie E. Kokis
    Pages 261-296
  11. Irving Friedman, Fred W. Trembour, Richard E. Hughes
    Pages 297-321
  12. Robert S. Sternberg
    Pages 323-356
  13. Joan S. Schneider, Paul R. Bierman
    Pages 357-388
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 389-395

About this book


Since World War II, there has been tremendous success in the development of new methods for dating artifacts; the so-called `radiocarbon revolution' was only the first such discovery. The increasing accuracy of the various new techniques has brought about major changes in archaeological research strategies. This important new text compiles the work of some of today's most innovative archaeologists who summarize progress in their respective techniques over the last 30 years - with an emphasis on developments of the last five - and the status of current research.


archaeology artifacts chronometric dating

Editors and affiliations

  • R. E. Taylor
    • 1
  • Martin J. Aitken
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiocarbon Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Research Laboratory for ArchaeologyOxford UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chronometric Dating in Archaeology
  • Editors R.E. Taylor
    Martin J. Aitken
  • Series Title Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45715-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-9696-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-9694-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 396
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


`Well-organized, clear, and concise...Though this subject is somewhat complex and intricate, this reviewer found the text straightforward and easy to read.'
Choice (May 1998)
`This will be a standard reference work.'
Antiquity (March 1998)
`The book is well suited for archaeologists, dating specialists interested in techniques with which they do not directly work, and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in archaeology and Quaternary studies. Librarians who decide to purchase the book for their departments will almost certainly see it as a most popular, heavily used textbook or reference book right from the time the book appears on the shelf.'
The Holocene, 9:3 (1999)