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Burnt buildings are ubiquitous in the archaeological record and have been for as long as humans have built structures; they also permeate ancient history and literature, from Troy to Rome. Only recently have archaeologists attempted to understand the nature of these fires by using forensic investigation techniques to attempt to unpick the accidental from the deliberate from the malicious. This presentation will present the research as it stands currently.
7th October 2015
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre
Reconstructing ancient conflagration: the interface between archaeology and forensic fire investigation