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List members may be interested in a new guide published by Historic England: Organic Residue Analysis and Archaeology: Guidance for Good Practice
This document provides guidance for good practice in the recovery, analysis and publication of organic residues from archaeological sites. It has been written for a range of archaeological professionals, including local authority archaeology officers, archaeological units and consultants, project managers, museum curators, conservators and pottery specialists, with the aim of ensuring that approaches are suitable, cost-effective and informative.
The objectives of the guidelines are to:
• inform practicing archaeologists of the principles and potential applications of organic residue analysis
• provide clear and coherent guidance on organic residues recovery, sampling and analysis
• demonstrate the research potential of the approach
This guidance was commissioned by Historic England and written by University of Bristol-based organic residue specialists, with contributions from the Universities of Bradford and York, in consultation with pottery specialists, museum curators, field archaeologists, local authority curators and Historic England.
You can access a free PDF download of the guidance and of supporting information from the Historic England website:
Investigation and Analysis Department
Direct Dial: 01793 414617
Historic England | The Engine House | Fire Fly Avenue |Swindon |SN2 2EH