The Community Archaeology Radiocarbon Dating (CARD) fund, sponsored by Archaeological Research Services Ltd and Scottish Universities (SUERC) funded 20 dates across nine projects across Britain in its 2017 funding round. Read on for some of the highlights – and how to apply for the 2018 cycle.
The St Helen’s Chapel project has been searching for the ‘lost’ medieval chapel of St Helen’s at Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. Radiocarbon dates obtained from charred cereal grains that were recovered from within the nave, as well as charcoal from beneath a mysterious upturned gritstone slab (also within the nave), produced 13th-14th-century dates, confirming the medieval origins of the building under investigation.
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