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Cymraeg

Wales and Borders radiocarbon database

This compendium aims to incorporate all published radiocarbon dates from Wales and the Borders. It contains over 5,600 determinations in more than 1,260 publications.

The database was initially developed as a research tool for internal use at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. It is now available free of charge under a Creative Commons Licence (see Terms and conditions).

This site includes information about this resource under the following headings:

Background
The history of the project, its geographical scope, sources consulted, and acknowledgements.

Database
Background to the database, including the fields it contains, terms and conditions of its delivery, and how to obtain a copy.

Analyses
Examples of the kinds of information that can be generated from the database.

Caerwent, Newport - Reconstruction of the Romano-British town.

Caerwent, Newport

Reconstruction of the Romano-British town.

Thirteen dates have been published for human burials within or beside the town.

Mesolithic footprints

Uskmouth, Newport

Mesolithic footprints.

Dated by analysis of overlying peat.

Mesolithic carvings.

Rhuddlan, Denbighshire

Mesolithic carvings.

Two radicarbon dates have been published from this site.

Reconstruction of the Iron Age hillfort.

Twyn-y-Gaer, Monmouthshire

Reconstruction of the Iron Age hillfort.

A single radiocarbon date has been published from this site.