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African Archaeology: Why is the Al Khiday 2 Cemetery Unique?

Published on August 30, 2010

Over the years, archaeologists have observed one thing in common among prehistoric cemeteries worldwide—the dead were buried in a fetal position. The prehistoric dwellers in central Sudan, however, had “unusual” burial rites as evidenced by the prone and extended position of the skeletons found in Al Khiday 2. Read More

Beta Analytic Joins European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting

Published on August 25, 2010

Beta Analytic, Inc. is one of the sponsors of the 16th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists to be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, from September 1-5, 2010. This year's meeting will take place in the Royal Conservatoire. Mr. Alexander Shroff will attend the event as Beta Analytic’s representative. Read More

Radiocarbon Dating the Secret Towers of the Himalayas

Published on August 25, 2010

towers in Danba, SichuanThere are hundreds of ancient towers in Southwest China shrouded in mystery, the most notable of which have star-shaped designs. Clusters of towers have been erected on mountain slopes, and lone towers were built in river valleys. The purpose of these structures remains unclear. How they survived in a region prone to strong earthquakes is yet another unanswered question. Their age, however, has already been determined through radiocarbon dating. Read More

Beta Analytic Attends European Geosciences Union 2010 General Assembly

Published on June 1, 2010

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic, Inc., was a featured exhibitor at the European Geosciences Union's 2010 General Assembly to be held in Vienna, Austria, from May 2 to May 7, 2010. The company's booth was located in the Exhibition Entrance Hall (Booth #47). Ron Hatfield, one of the directors of Beta Analytic, attended the event. Read More

Measuring Industrial Biogenic CO2 Emissions via Carbon-14 Analysis

Published on February 23, 2010

CO2 emissionsResearchers from the University of Groningen suggest that companies use carbon-14 based methods to determine the biogenic fraction of industrial CO2 emissions. Emission authorities can also use this modified form of radiocarbon dating to verify data estimations of biogenic CO2 emissions as carbon-14 methods have proved to be reliable and sensitive to such application. Read More