16th September, 1960
Your letter of August 18th has been referred to me by my colleague, Mr. Wiseman.
As Chairman of the Radio Carbon Dating Advisory Screening Committee of this Museum I have had some connection with the experiments carried out in the Research Laboratory of this Museum. Some day we hope to be able to conduct experiments on well dated material of the New Kingdom, but for some time to come I fear that our efforts must be directed to endeavouring to determine the dates of the earlier periods. These experiments will cover a wide area of the Middle East and the results will be available in the American Journal of Science and the British Museum Quarterly.
I. E. S. Edwards
Department of Egyptian
Antiquities The British Museum