Therefore, the ultimate conclusions on contemporaneity of the cemetery and hillfort need to wait for further analyses on the massive amounts of bone material.
Bone catapult and hammer-headed pins played one of very specific roles in funerary offerings in the Bronze Age graves uncovered in the Eurasian Steppes and the North Caucasus.
Radiocarbon dating bronze
A bronze sitting Buddha from Bhutan was supposedly cast during the 1400s.
Radiocarbon dating of samples from both statues was completed to verify the dates.
As I am currently working on publishing these dates (with Rick Peterson and Mick Wysocki of UCLan) I’ve been pondering things on a broader scale.
The majority of past dates associated with cremation burials have been done on charcoal, as dating cremated bone is a relatively recent scientific development!
The carbon and nitrogen isotopic ratios indicate mainly terrestrial dietary habits of studied individuals and nuclear family remains buried in one of the graves.