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C14 Radiocarbon Dating - Sample - SUERC-2093

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Scottish Radiocarbon Database


A piece of alder charcoal (Sample 2687) from an early Neolithic pit 6270, sealed by a layer of peat running beneath the henge bank, cut into sandy subsoil and filled with sandy material. The pit contained worked flints and carinated bowl pottery. The fragments of charcoal were incorporated into the (deliberate?) backfilling of the pit. If this were from firewood, it is unlikely that it was very old when it entered this matrix.

Canmore ID 65681

Map Number NX97SE

Site type Henge (Neol/bronze Age), Ard

Site number 13

NGR 295380 572130

Council 170

County 17


Lab Analysis ID SUERC-2093

Material Dated Charcoal (Alnus)

Sponsor HS

Uncalibrated date bp +/- error 4945 bp +/-35

Uncalibrated date ad/bc +/- error 2995 bc +/-35

Delta -26.9

Calibration program used No

Calibration curve used No

From information compiled by Patrick Ashmore