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We provide radiocarbon dating services as a grant in-kind to projects funded by Heritage Protection Commissions, and also in support of other projects and cases funded by Historic England.Historic England, formerly English Heritage, produce catalogues of radiocarbon dates for the projects we fund.We provide Historic England and others with a comprehensive range of advice on the practical application of scientific dating.
Green plants absorb the carbon dioxide, so the population of carbon-14 molecules is continually replenished until the plant dies.
Carbon-14 is also passed onto the animals that eat those plants.
After death the amount of carbon-14 in the organic specimen decreases very regularly as the molecules decay.
Her previous research has transformed our understanding of how farming arrived in Britain.
( Peter Marshall works in Historic England’s Research Department as part of the Scientific Dating Team, coordinating the programme of commissioned radiocarbon dating.
Her research interests include imported conifer timbers in post-medieval buildings, medieval farmhouses in the south-west, and past landscapes and woodland management.