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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 are welcome to apply to this scheme (undergraduate, post-graduate students, established researchers etc.).

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

It is not our intention to fund commercial archaeology companies or developer funded projects.

The Archaeology Radiocarbon dates scheme 2019/2020 opened on 3rd September closed on 14th October 2019.

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