Investigators: Prof Colin Haselgrove (Leicester); Prof Chris Gosden (Oxford); Prof Gordon Cook (SUERC) Research Associates: Dr Derek Hamilton (Leicester-SUERC); Dr.Elaine Dunbar (SUERC); Ms Cynthia Poole (Oxford); Ms Lisa Brown (Oxford) Traditional approaches to dating the Iron Age constructed complex chronologies based on artefact typologies. Two key results are, first, that typological dating produces sequences that are regularly too late, and second, that various phenomena, from chariot burials to settlement shifts, represent brief episodes, rather than being long lived.In 2000, the census indicated a slight rise in the marriage rate, five for every 1,000 people, which was attributed to couples choosing to marry at the start of the new millennium.After the millennium the marriage rate fell to 4.7 marriages per 1,000 people (compared to 10.9 in the 1940s), continuing the trend of a declining rate.14C dating was long neglected, because it was thought to allow less precision than artefact dating and because of the ‘Hallstatt plateau’ between 800–400 BC. This has created gaps in the familiar sequence, with knock-on consequences for the models that govern our perceptions of Iron Age societies (Barrett et al. An example is the 2nd to 1st century BC void identified by 14C dating of the metalwork that underpins the pottery typologies used to date most settlements.
Since Barry Cunliffe began excavating there in 1969, this 16 ha hillfort has stood near the centre of archaeological discourse on Iron Age societies in Britain and beyond.
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