Association of Professional Archaeologists

Radiocarbon Date Lottery

  • 20 Oct 2017
  • ? - 11:59 AM

AMS Radiocarbon Date Lottery

To submit your entry for the 2017 Radiocarbon Date Lottery, simply provide the following information in an email to by October 20,2017 (11:59pmEST):

·         Your information (name, contact, etc.)

·         PIF number for the project where the sample was collected

·         Site type, if applicable

·         The context from which the sample was recovered, and

·         The type of the material to be dated.

If you wish, you can also provide a brief note indicating:

·         How this date will contribute to the archaeological record in Ontario.

·         How this award will contribute to your work as a professional archaeologist.

A random draw will be made, and the lucky winner gets the opportunity to make a lasting contribution over and above the excellent work they are already doing.

As with everything in life, the award comes with strings attached. In this case, the strings are simply this: the winner, upon receipt of the date on the material, must provide a brief note about the site, the sample and results, with a comment on how the date relates to expectations and/or contributes to the archaeological record.

Best of luck to those who have submitted entries!

Keep an eye out for the Radiocarbon Merit Award coming to you early in 2018.

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