National Record of the Historic Environment: the Scottish Radiocarbon index (published on Canmore)

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National Record of the Historic Environment: the Scottish Radiocarbon index (published on Canmore)
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7da21b37-875f-4dad-9c09-e7fe99755a15_resource

Abstract

The Scottish Radiocarbon index shows the location of archaeological sites in Scotland where radiocarbon dating has been undertaken. The spatial index includes a link to the relevant record on the Canmore database ( https://canmore.org.uk/ ) listing all recorded radiocarbon determinations with hyperlinks leading to individual results. The database excludes those results that cannot be linked to an identifiable site record in Canmore. It does not represent a complete record of all radiocarbon determinations undertaken across Scotland but is relatively complete up to 2005.

Publisher

Historic Environment Scotland - Database and GIS Project Manager ( Custodian )
John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh Council
EH8 9NX
United Kingdom

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - Database and GIS Project Manager ( Custodian )
John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh Council
EH8 9NX
United Kingdom
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Keywords
Keywords
  • Radiocarbon dating
Keywords
  • archaeology
Keywords ( Discipline )
  • archaeological site
Specific usage

The Scottish radiocarbon date index provides a spatial index to archaeological site which have radiocarbon (C14) dates. Canmore ( https://canmore.org.uk/ ).The index does not provide a comprehensive record of Scottish archaeological sites that have been dated using this technique. .

Custodian

Historic Environment Scotland - Database and GIS Project manager ( Custodian )
John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh Council
EH8 9NX
United Kingdom
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Limitations on public access
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Licenced data
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W3C:HTML:LINK
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2012-12-04 2015-05-28
Reference system identifier
EPSG / OSGB 1936 / British National Grid (EPSG:27700) / 7.9

Distribution format
  • Text ( 2015-06-04 )

Protocol

WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link

Name
Canmore
Description
Canmore brings together the results of the RCAHMS survey and collections material into one place and combines location information, site details and images on more than 300,000 archaeological, architectural, maritime and industrial sites throughout Scotland.
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Statement
The Scottish Radiocarbon index is compiled from a range of sources. The original database owed much to a list prepared by Ian Ralston and was updated between 1996 and 2005 by Patrick Ashmore, Historic Scotland. The database was compiled through dates obtained by Historic Scotland and others published in the major journals and some monographs and from 1996 the lists of dates published in Discovery and Excavation in Scotland Publication of annual lists in Discovery and Excavation in Scotland ceased in 2006 and as a result the database has not been systematically updated since.

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Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland
16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh
City of Edinburgh Council
EH8 9NX
United Kingdom

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