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Optically stimulated luminescence profiling and dating of earthworks: the creation and development of prehistoric field boundaries at Bosigran, Cornwall

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Optically stimulated luminescence profiling and dating of earthworks : the creation and development of prehistoric field boundaries at Bosigran, Cornwall. / Vervust, Soetkin; Kinnaird, Tim; Herring, Peter; Turner, Sam.

In: Antiquity, Vol. 94, No. 374, 04.2020, p. 420-436.

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Vervust, S, Kinnaird, T, Herring, P & Turner, S 2020, 'Optically stimulated luminescence profiling and dating of earthworks: the creation and development of prehistoric field boundaries at Bosigran, Cornwall', Antiquity, vol. 94, no. 374, pp. 420-436. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.138

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Vervust, S., Kinnaird, T., Herring, P., & Turner, S. (2020). Optically stimulated luminescence profiling and dating of earthworks: the creation and development of prehistoric field boundaries at Bosigran, Cornwall. Antiquity, 94(374), 420-436. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.138

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Vervust S, Kinnaird T, Herring P, Turner S. Optically stimulated luminescence profiling and dating of earthworks: the creation and development of prehistoric field boundaries at Bosigran, Cornwall. Antiquity. 2020 Apr;94(374):420-436. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.138

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Vervust, Soetkin ; Kinnaird, Tim ; Herring, Peter ; Turner, Sam. / Optically stimulated luminescence profiling and dating of earthworks : the creation and development of prehistoric field boundaries at Bosigran, Cornwall. In: Antiquity. 2020 ; Vol. 94, No. 374. pp. 420-436.

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