He is a member of the international INTCAL committee that oversees the calibration of radiocarbon.
Two current research grants are directed at improving the global datasets for radiocarbon calibration.
In this chapter, the radiocarbon evidence pertaining to the Exodus tradition is evaluated and the role of the method in future research considered.
His main research has been in the application of physical sciences to archaeology and the environmental sciences and in particular in the use of radiocarbon isotope studies: As director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, he has been involved in many different archaeological projects.
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