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Radiocarbon dating of a multi-phase passage tomb on Baltinglass Hill, Co. Wicklow

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Baltinglass is a multi-chamber Neolithic passage tomb in Co. Wicklow, excavated in the 1930s. Here, we present the results of a radiocarbon dating programme on charred wheat grains and hazelnut shell found underlying the cairn, and on cremated human bone found within and near two of the monument’s five chambers. The results are surprising, in that three of the six determinations on calcined bone pre-date by one or two centuries the charred cereals and hazelnut shells sealed under the cairn, d...

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10.1017/ppr.2017.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
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INSTARProgramme(2008-2010)‘CultivatingSocieties:InvestigatingtheevidenceforagricultureinNeolithicIrel
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society Journal website
Volume:
83
Pages:
305-323
Publication date:
2017-03-22
Acceptance date:
2016-11-01
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EISSN:
2050-2729
ISSN:
0079-497X
Source identifiers:
656468
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pubs:656468
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uuid:0385de36-b88d-4679-bb9a-5e7b74578f14
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pubs:656468
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2016-11-01

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