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Society for Historical Archaeology Holds 45th Annual Conference in Baltimore

Published on January 14, 2012

Members of the Society for Historical Archaeology from around the world have gathered in Baltimore, Maryland, for their 45th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. The five-day event started on January 4, 2012, and was held at the Marriott Waterfront. Read More

Beta Analytic Now Accepts Payments in RMB

Published on January 14, 2012

To better serve clients in China, radiocarbon dating lab Beta Analytic, Inc. can now bill in the local currency through an affiliate based in Xiamen. Payments can be sent to Xiamen Beco Green Carbon Import/Export Co., Ltd. Read More

Carbon-14 Lab Beta Analytic Co-Sponsors British Sedimentological Research Group Meeting

Published on December 13, 2011

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic is one of the sponsors of the British Sedimentological Research Group (BSRG) 2011 Annual General Meeting to be held in the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College, London, from December 18 to December 21. This year's event is the 50th annual general meeting of the BSRG. Read More

AMS Dating Lab Beta Analytic Participates in Palaeoclimate Workshop

Published on December 7, 2011

Beta Analytic Inc. is joining a workshop on "Palaeoclimate and Human Dispersal during Marine Isotope Stage 3" to be held at Anna University's Institute of Ocean Management in Chennai, India. Beta Analytic's Head of India Operations Andrew Pal is representing the company. The six-day workshop starts on December 12, 2011. Read More

How Porunthal’s Rice Grains Provided Insight to an Indian Writing System

Published on December 1, 2011

Rice paddy samples found in the Porunthal graveyard archaeological site were from 5th century BC, Pondicherry University History Professor K. Rajan announced during a private gathering organized by the Manarkeni Journal. The paddy samples were contained in pottery engraved with Tamil-Brahmi script. According to Prof. Rajan, who is also the director of the excavation project at Porunthal, the results prove that the Tamil-Brahmi writing system existed during the 5th century BC contrary to scholars' belief that it was invented in 3rd century BC. Read More