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Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme

The Royal Irish Academy in association with Queen's University Belfast offers radiocarbon dating for up to twelve applicants per annum to be used for the purposes of archaeological research in Ireland. A minimum of two out of the twelve radiocarbon dates offered are exclusively allocated to students each year.

The offer is intended to assist research projects and academics from all levels. Undergraduate students, post-graduate students, established researchers etc. are welcome to apply.

Priority will be given to proposals that address critical research issues.

Applications will be considered for further research emanating from what were originally developer-led projects, provided all licensing requirements have been

The Archaeology Radiocarbon dates scheme 2020/2021 opened on 4th February and please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation the deadline for applications has been extended until 14 April 2020.

Information required to apply (guidelines, funding available etc.)

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