Wessex Archaeology were invited to the United Kingdom Archaeological Science 2013 held at Cardiff University. The event was well attended with presentations ranging from the investigation of the DNA of extinct lesser Antillean rice rats to the problems in radiocarbon dating sabre tooth cats from the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles.
Several posters were presented including:
David Norcott presented a poster entitled Kingsmead Quarry, Horton: an approach to understanding persistent use of place, habitation and landscape dynamics.
Jack Russell gave a presentation: Geoarchaeological Investigations on the Dogger Bank summarising some of the work that Wessex Archaeology have been undertaking in advance of one of the world’s largest proposed offshore windfarms. After giving a summary of the historical research in the area, Jack presented some of the new methodological solutions to undertaking marine geoarchaeology in offshore areas and some of geoarchaeological highlights including the oldest and youngest radiocarbon dated peat deposits in the area.