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Archaeological Science: looking to the future

12th March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Images of scientists and technicians working on radio carbon dating techniques at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, Glasgow. Images requested by Lisa Brown. Iain Murdoch

Lecture by Dr Lisa Brown MA(Hons) MSc FSA Scot MCIfA, Historic Environment Scotland

The application of science as a tool for analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains is becoming much more commonplace. From the first measurements of the radiocarbon dates almost 70 years ago, providing an increasingly robust understanding of the chronology of the past, through to ancient DNA and isotopes, giving an insight into people’s diet and where they come from. This lecture will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of working with science in archaeology, before looking towards where we might see advances in the future.

In partnership with Archaeology Shetland and Shetland Museum & Archives.

The lecture will take place at: Shetland Museum & Archives, Hay’s Dock, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0WP.

Tickets are free, but need to book a place in advance online at:

https://www.shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk/events/lecture-archaeological-science-looking-to-the-future .


12th March 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Shetland Museum and Archives
Hay's Dock
Lerwick, ZE1 0WP United Kingdom
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