Welcome Friends & Colleagues!
The 8th International Symposium on 14C & Archaeology was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 27th June to 1st July 2016. The symposium was organised by the staff of the SUERC Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory, with help from a number of Scottish based archaeologists and scientists. The SUERC laboratory has a long association with archaeology, particularly Scottish archaeology, having worked closely with Historic Scotland (now Historic Environment Scotland) for over 30 years. Therefore, our aim for the symposium was to showcase a good balance of current archaeological research that employs radiocarbon and developments in the radiocarbon technique.
The symposium was held in the Royal College of Surgeons, which sits within the Old Town, the name given to the oldest part of Scotland’s capital city. The area has preserved much of its medieval street plan and many Reformation-era buildings and is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and many other visitor attractions are less than 10 minutes’ walk from the symposium venue.
We chose this venue carefully and hope you enjoyed it!