Radiocarbon dating bronze
For anyone who is unfamiliar with what radiocarbon dating is, I highly recommend checking out this page by the Oxford Radiocarbon Dating Unit, for an excellent introduction.
I’d also highly recommend this article from The Conversation and this, the main C14 dating website, which has copious amounts of information.
The two new samples are also more reliable as they are very similar to each other, reinforced by the fact that the samples were taken, not just from different bones, but from different subjects.
The new dates tell us that it is very likely that somewhere between 4480 years ago and 4170 (give or take a year), was when Ava died.
Although nothing survives at the site, the conserved timber circle is displayed in Lynn Museum. Environmental analysis demonstrated that the structure was built on a saltmarsh. Some summarising highlights: Over the years this burial has been radiocarbon dated three times.The first time was in the early 1990’s, but technology has developed drastically since then.The timber with the split face facing outwards must have had significance. The structure has been interpreted in various ways.
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The site of an Early Bronze Age timber circle, possibly a monument to mark the death of an individual, the death of a tree or the culmination of a celebration or festival. A maximum of twenty five trees were used to build the structure. See NHER 38042 for stake alignment/possible fish trap (formerly NHER 33771 context 72 with elements contexts 83 and 84). Therefore the mapping was located using survey plans (S12) from the excavation in 1999.