The Community Archaeology Radiocarbon Dating (CARD) fund, sponsored by Archaeological Research Services Ltd (www.archaeologicalresearchservices.com) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), would like to warmly encourage applications from community archaeological groups for the 2021 funding round. Each year, the CARD fund provides funding for ten radiocarbon dates from British archaeological sites which are organised by community archaeology groups.
The fund has so far provided funding for a total of 63 dates from 41 different projects which have come from archaeological sites throughout the UK. Our funding has provided radiocarbon dates for projects from every major archaeological period in the country and has helped community groups establish well-dated and valuable insights into many aspects of the British archaeological story. These have included dating the earliest date yet established for the occupation of the North Pennines, the seafood remains of a vibrant Iron Age feast, dating for rare Beaker period clay beads in Derbyshire, and the burial of a violently murdered early medieval Pictish man in coastal Scotland.
Prospective applicants should refer to the CARD Fund website at www.cardfund.org for further details of the application process, as well as how to apply. The deadline for applications is 30 November 2021.