Laboratory: Harwell

BP: 2190 Std: 80

Delta 13C value -27.2 Delta 13C standard deviation None given

Sample Material: charcoal Sample Material Comment: corylus avellana, ca. 5 years growth

Feature Type: fortified settlement Feature: from brown silt with charcoal, beneath the tail of the second rampart; this is a crucial horizon in the site sequence, interpreted as vegetational clearance being be tween two phases of settlement.

Culture: Iron Age Phase: n/a

Site: Moel y Gaer Country Subdivision: Wales 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.

G. Guilbert, Planned hillfort interiors, Proc Prehisto Soc 41,203 -221.

G. Guilbert, Moel y Gaer, 1973: an area excavation on the defences, Antiquity, 49, 109 - 17.

G. Guilbert, Moel y Gaer (Rhosemor) 1972 - 3: an area excavation in the interior, in Hillforts: later prehistoric earthworks in Britain and Ireland (ed D W Harding), 303 - 17.

Comment: G Guilbert: later than expected, but nearer the end of the stratigraphic sequence; this provides an acceptable terminus ante quern for the construction of the second rampart.

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