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C14 Radiocarbon Dating - Sample - AA-24957

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Scottish Radiocarbon Database


A single piece of heather charcoal from a charcoal spread under B134, the line of stones running from stone 44 (at B117, natural soil build-up). Its ultimate origin is uncertain. It could have come from clearing out of the chambered cairn. It gives a TPQ for the line of stone B134. Since it is a single twig it probably has not been moved around a lot.

Canmore ID 4156

Map Number NB23SW

Site type Avenue, Chambered Cairn (Neolithic), Stone Circle (Neol/bronze Age), Stone Row(S) (Neol/bronze Age)

Site number 1

NGR 121300 933017

Council 410

County 26

Parish UIG

Lab Analysis ID AA-24957

Material Dated charcoal

Researcher Ashmore 1997

Sponsor Historic Scotland

Uncalibrated date bp +/- error 3495 bp +/-45

Uncalibrated date ad/bc +/- error 1545 bc +/-45

Delta -25

Completed by National Science Foundation Radiocarbon Facility University of Arizona, USA

Calibration program used OxCal 3.10

From information compiled by Patrick Ashmore