Martin Aitken

Martin Jim Aitken FRS (11 March 1922[1] – 13 June 2017[2]) was a British archaeometrist.[3][4]

Aitken was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, and studied physics at Wadham College, Oxford. He was a fellow of Linacre College, Oxford.[5] Aitken organised annual meetings which became the Symposium on Archaeometry and Archaeological Prospection".[6] He retired in 1989[7] and died in June 2017 at the age of 95.[8]


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  1. Ellis, Linda (2000). Archaeological Method and Theory: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 978-0815313052.
  2. "Martin Aitken: A personal recollection". Quaternary Geochronology. 48: 145. 2018. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2018.09.004.
  3. "Jubilee Aitken - an eightieth birthday celebration" (PDF).
  4. M. J. Aitken at Library of Congress Authorities, with 10 catalogue records
  6. "Research Laboratory for Archaeology & the History of Art".
  7. Hall, E. T.; Aitken, M. J.; Sayre, E. V. (1990). "ON THE RETIREMENT OF TEDDY HALL AND MARTIN AITKEN". Archaeometry. 32: 3–6. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4754.1990.tb01076.x.
  8. Avis de décès (in French)
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