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There are more radiocarbon date results to be returned from Loch Kinord in the coming weeks and months.
Thanks to the Aberdeen Humanities Fund for providing funding for the radiocarbon dates.
One of the main problems in preparing iron is the low carbon content which makes the needed sample size too big for some sample combustion systems.
Radiocarbon dating artefacts
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The spearhead had been suggested to have a Late Bronze Age date, between 1000 BC and 800 BC, based on the style of the metal work.
However, the preserved wooden shaft found within the spearhead had not been directly dated and there was suspicion that it might be a Victorian re-creation dating to the time the spearhead was found.
First results from archaeological iron samples of known age, prepared and dated by these two methods, are presented and discussed.