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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
Cardiff University

Cranfield University

Dr Karl Harrison

Reconstructing ancient conflagration: the interface between archaeology and forensic fire investigation