BANKS

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  TOMB

 

 

Tomb of the Otters

CARBON DATING

Recent carbon dating in December 2013 by the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) AMS Facility dated two human leg bones recovered from excavation in March 2012 from the central passageway, one from the top layer and the other from the lower layer. The published results of these bones are 3344BC and 3021BC. The calibrated age ranges are determined from the University of Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit calibration program (OxCa14).

 

These initial results would indicate that the tomb was used over several centuries as these two legs bones are over 300 years apart in age.