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Title :

Radiocarbon dating of early medieval Irish monuments

Author :
BERGER, Rainer ;
Publication year :
1995
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
A methodology was developed to radiocarbon-date early medieval Irish buildings by charcoal encased in their mortar. Owing to environmental conditions, timbers are no longer preserved in these structures and a new approach had to be found to fit the structures into a concise chronological framework. Initially a number of buildings of known age were analysed, verifying this mortar charcoal technique. Then, for the first time, a series of buildings was successfully tested for which no definite architectural-historical dates existed, such as churches, houses, oratories and round towers. Demonstrates that mortar was probably first used in Ireland sometime between the 7th and 9th cs. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Datation ; Irlande ; Mortier ; Méthodologie ; Radiocarbone ; 600-1300 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Dating ; Ireland ; Methodology ; Mortar ; Radiocarbon dating ; 600-1300 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C, Archaeology, Celtic studies, history, linguistics, literature, 1995, 95
INIST identifier :
25044325 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0035-8991 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Royal Irish Academy, Dublin
Publisher country :
IRELAND ;