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Radiocarbon Dating and Archaeology: History, Progress and Present Status
Sturt W. Manning
This chapter reviews the history of the developing relationship between radiocarbon dating and archaeology over the last 65 years, discussing problems, changes, challenges, and developments. In particular, it considers the process of acceptance/resistance of radiocarbon by archaeology and the special problems in the east Mediterranean region—where radiocarbon ran up against long-established chronologies built up on the basis of close associations with the historical chronology of Egypt. Finally, the impact and importance of the recent Bayesian chronological modelling revolution in radiocarbon dating is discussed with regard to archaeology, using two Aegean case studies.