Laboratory: Harwell

BP: 2180 Std: 80

Delta 13C value -25.7 Delta 13C standard deviation None given

Sample Material: charcoal Sample Material Comment: alnus sp from fairly large timbers

Feature Type: miscellaneous Feature: saltern; from make-up material of mound C on which saltmaking hearths were sited. The make-up consisted of ash, fired clay fragments, and charcoal briquetage. It predates the latest use of the hearths

Culture: Iron Age Phase: n/a

Site: Helpspringham Fen Country Subdivision: Lincolnshire Country: United Kingdom

Approved: Right: public


JORDAN, D. HADDON-REECE, D./A. BAYLISS. 1994. Radiocarbon Dates: from samples funded by English Heritage and dated before 1981. London: English Heritage.

B. Simmons, Salt-making sites in the Silt Fens of Lincolnshire in the Iron Age and Roman periods, in Salt: the study of an ancient industry (ed K Wde Brisay and K A Evans), 33-6.


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