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We always have a quiet period on the blog following the excavation season but although work has slowed we are still busy.The current focus for the Bamburgh Castle excavation is on producing a publication centred on our re-evaluation of Brian Hope-Taylor’s first excavation in the West Ward of the castle that he undertook in 1960.In particular, the internationally significant excavations at the Ness of Brodgar have yielded a large number of stone-built structures which contain formal hearth settings and other burnt deposits.This paper will specifically demonstrate the benefits from analysing multi-layered hearths containing well-stratified burnt deposits.As SVCs are predominately used as calibration curves for archaeomagnetic dating, this work provides a foundation for a revised and extended British SVC.This revision would be to the mutual benefit of studies in archaeology and archaeomagnetism, as the latter could potentially enable high-resolution dating of Iron Age material, providing a viable alternative to radiocarbon dating.This contribution to the discipline focused on the first millennium BC, as there is evidence that during this time the Earth’s magnetic field experienced rapid changes in direction.

Boreal Triassic II Conference (Longyearbyen, Svalbard)Archaeomagnetic studies have been employed as a dating technique in the British Isles for the last 50 years, using the record of the ancient geomagnetic field recorded by fired archaeological materials.This paper will address this lacuna and present crucial developments in elucidating geomagnetic field variation in Orkney.Extensive sampling of fired material from the Neolithic sites at the Ness of Brodgar, Smerquoy and The Links of Noltland have enabled a compilation of 32 mean stable magnetic directions from over 700 samples.Archaeomagnetic studies have been employed as a dating technique in the British Isles for the last 50 years, using the record of the ancient geomagnetic field recorded by fired archaeological materials.Archaeomagnetic dating can be a powerful chronological tool that dates the last anthropogenic use of an archaeological feature.

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