Carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis for dietary reconstruction and carbon and nitrogen incremental dentine analysis
Le Roy, M.
Ranelagh, Co. Roscommon, Ireland
Carbon incremental dentine analysis
Nitrogen incremental dentine analysis
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AbstractIn 2015, a previously unknown enclosed settlement and burial ground was found near the summit of a low hill in Ranelagh townland, just north of Roscommon town. The site—officially designated Ranelagh 1, and hereafter referred to variously as ‘the Ranelagh site’, ‘the site at Ranelagh’ or simply ‘Ranelagh’—was excavated over a 54-week period by Excavation Director Shane Delaney for Irish Archaeological Consultancy (IAC) Ltd between October 2015 and October 20161 . Excavations revealed that the site was established during the fourth century AD; for over 1,000 years, until the final phase of burial activity proper concluded there shortly after AD 1400, the site would have been a prominent feature in both the geographical and psychological landscape of the time. Cillín (children’s) burials continued at the site until about AD 1650, further asserting this prominence.
CitationBeaumont J (2022) Carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis for dietary reconstruction and carbon and nitrogen incremental dentine analysis. In: Delaney S and Murphy E et al. The Forgotten Cemetery: excavations at Ranelagh, Co. Roscommon. Dublin: Transport Infrastructure Ireland. TII Heritage 13. pp 243-246.
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