Many thanks to our funders, to Taryn Bell for bibliographic assistance and to Caroline Wickham-Jones for her useful comments on an earlier version of this article. Our tables of Mesolithic radiocarbon dates build on data kindly shared by Bernie Wenninger and colleagues (see Wenninger et al. 2009). We thank Brian Tripney from the Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Centre and also Margaret Norris and Mike Sim of Rafter Radiocarbon for resolving queries about particular radiocarbon measurements.
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