The Ever-Expanding Data-verse

We are back with the final installment of our data-collection adventure.  In our previous posts we have talked about a number of important sources we have been using to collect already existing radiocarbon measurements (what we would call ‘legacy data’). These have included lists produced and published by radiocarbon labs, large datasets compiled by researchersContinue reading “The Ever-Expanding Data-verse”

Back to the Source

Last time on the blog, we were talking about some of the really important sources of radiocarbon data that we have been using in our data collection for Project Time.  Between these sources, it feels like we have managed to collect a lot of (perhaps even the majority of) the available measurements for 3500–1500 calContinue reading “Back to the Source”

The many strands of radiocarbon data

We finished our last blog post by promising to take you on a digital tour of the major sources of radiocarbon data we have been scouring during our summer of data collection. So here we are, to start that tour-but it is going to be split up across three posts, simply because there are soContinue reading “The many strands of radiocarbon data”

The Long Hot Summer of Data Collection

Things have been a little quiet here on the blog over the summer, but that is because we have been hard at work undertaking one of the largest things on our project ‘to do’ list: data collection. Although we are going to be submitting new samples for radiocarbon dating from a number of sites weContinue reading “The Long Hot Summer of Data Collection”

Crab apples, 3500 BC to 2000 BC

Hello, I’m Penny and I work as a researcher with Project TIME. I am an archaeobotanist, so I look at plant macro-remains (usually charred fruits and seeds) that are preserved in archaeological deposits. These are good raw materials for radiocarbon dates from excavated sites.   I’m really excited about starting Project TIME’s database, it’s a great opportunity for me to also research lots of archaeobotanical results from the period between 3500 and 2000 BC. I’m particularly interested in looking at contexts where apple remains are found. Crab applesContinue reading “Crab apples, 3500 BC to 2000 BC”

Project TIME is go! Or research in the cold climate of a global pandemic…

So, we’re off! After seemingly months where recruitment of the team has stalled due to the pandemic, and Seren changing jobs and arriving at the wonderful Manchester Metropolitan University (hurrah!), we are finally ready to get going… But, managing a research project that needs a lot of access to museum archives during the time ofContinue reading “Project TIME is go! Or research in the cold climate of a global pandemic…”