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C14 Radiocarbon Dating - Sample - SUERC-2095

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Scottish Radiocarbon Database


A charred hazel nut shell (Sample 2655 (date1)) from an early Neolithic pit fill 6725, sealed by a layer of peat, and located directly beneath the henge bank. The pit was cut into sandy subsoil and filled with sandy soil. It contained a rich artefact assemblage, including sherds from several vessels, flints, and a flake from a stone axe. The backfilling of the pit was deliberate and if the fragments of charcoal and nut shell were from firewood, it is unlikely that they were very old when they 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-2095

Material Dated Charcoal (Corylus avellana)

Sponsor HS

Uncalibrated date bp +/- error 4900 bp +/-35

Uncalibrated date ad/bc +/- error 2950 bc +/-35

Delta -24.4

Calibration program used No

Calibration curve used No

From information compiled by Patrick Ashmore