Christopher Ramsey


Photograph of Christopher Ramsey

Christopher Ramsey is currently the Deputy Director of the Research Laboratory and Director of Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit and a Professor of Archaeological Science at the University of Oxford. His main research focus is in radiocarbon dating and Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and is the author of the radiocarbon calibration program OxCal. He has a particular interest in the use of Bayesian statistics to help in the interpretation of archaeological and chronological information. For the project, he will be further researching radiocarbon dating and reservoir effect, Bayesian modeling, and carbon and nitrogen isotopes.


Phone: 01865 285215

Fax: 01865 285220

Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Dyson Perrins Building
South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3QY


Bronk Ramsey C, Schulting RJ, Goriunova OI, Bazaliiskii VI. and Weber AW. 2014. Analyzing radiocarbon reservoir offsets through stable nitrogen isotopes and Bayesian modeling: A case study using paired human and faunal remains from the Cis-Baikal region, Siberia. Radiocarbon 56(2): 789-799.

Bronk Ramsey C, Staff RA, Bryant CL, Brock F, Kitagawa H, van der Plicht J, Schlolaut G, Marshall MH, Brauer A, Lamb HF, Payne RL, Tarasov PE, Haraguchi T, Gotanda K, Yonenobu H, Yokoyama Y, Tada R, Nakagawa T. 2012. A complete terrestrial radiocarbon record for 11.2 to 52.8 kyr B.P., Science 338 (6105), 370-374.

Nakagawa T, Gotanda K, Haraguchi T, Danhara T, Yonenobu H, Yokoyama Y, Brauer A, Yokoyama Y, Tada R, Takemura K, Staff RA, Payne R, Bronk Ramsey C, Bryant C, Brock F, Schlolaut G, Marshall M, Tarasov PE, Lamb H, Suigetsu 2006 project members. 2012. SG06, a perfectly continuous and varved sediment core from Lake Suigetsu, Japan: stratigraphy and potential for improving the radiocarbon calibration model and understanding of late Quaternary climate changes. Quaternary Science Reviews 36, 164-176.

Staff RA, Bronk Ramsey C, Bryant CL, Brock F, Payne RL, Schlolaut G, Marshall MH, Brauer A, Lamb HF, Tarasov PE, Yokoyama Y, Haraguchi T, Gotanda K, Yonenobu H, Nakagawa T, Suigetsu 2006 Project Members 2011. New 14C determinations from Lake Suigetsu, Japan: 12,000 to 0 cal BP. Radiocarbon 53(3), 511-528.

Higham, T.F.G., Bronk Ramsey, C., Brock, F., Baker, D. and Ditchfield, P. , (2011),Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 34, Archaeometry, ,Doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2010.00574.x

Bakail Hokkaido archaeology project