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Books about radiocarbon dating

Many people ask us for generalized, easy-to-understand explanations of radiocarbon. The following are non-technical introductions to the subject. The books published before 1990 are now out of print but should be obtainable through a library. >

Aitken, Martin J.
Science-based Dating in Archaeology. "Radiocarbon", chapters 3 & 4, pages 56-119. Longman: London, New York, 1990. Series title: Longman archaeology series.

Bowman, Sheridan
Radiocarbon Dating. London: Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Publications, 1990. Series title: Interpreting the Past. (also available Berkeley, CA: University of California Press)

Gillespie, Richard
Radiocarbon User's Handbook. Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, 1984. Series title: Monographs (Oxford University Committee for Archaeology), no. 3.

Michael, H.N. and Ralph, E.K.
Dating Techniques for the Archaeologist. "Radiocarbon Dating", chapter 1, pages 1-48. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1971.

Mook, W. G.
Radiocarbon Dating. Prepared by W.G. Mook and H.T. Waterbolk. 1st ed. Strasbourg: European Science Foundation, 1985. Series title: Handbooks for archaeologists; no. 3.

Parkes, Penelope A.
Current Scientific Techniques in Archaeology. "Radiocarbon or Carbon-14 Dating", chapter 2, pages 5-35. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.

Taylor, R. E.
Radiocarbon Dating: an Archaeological Perspective. Orlando, Florida: Academic Press, 1987.

Taylor, R.E. and Aitken, M.J. (eds.)
Chronometric Dating in Archaeology. "Radiocarbon Dating", chapter 3, pages 65-96. New York: Plenum Press, 1997.