1.9 Chronology recommendations

Most of the seven sections above on dating techniques include specific recommendations for future work. More general recommendations are:

  • Notwithstanding the primacy of radiocarbon dating in Scottish archaeology, create more dialogue between specialists in other dating techniques and the archaeological community.
  • Encourage the deployment of combinations of dating techniques.
  • Establish databases that incorporate dates obtained from different techniques, and ensure those databases are freely available.



These could include things like:

  1. Need for combinations of techniques?
  2. A need for freely available databases showing how best to combine techniques and some results?
  3. The need for all stakeholders to be aware of possibilities and challenges?