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Radiocarbon Dating Teeth vs Bones

Published on November 20, 2013

Researchers often ask which material is best for radiocarbon dating - bones or teeth. Based on Beta Analytic's experience, either material can provide the best date. However, the environmental conditions for these materials should be taken ... Read More

Radiocarbon Dating Shells – Localized vs Global Marine Reservoir Correction

Published on November 14, 2013

There are two possible reservoir corrections applied to a radiocarbon date for marine carbonates - the localized reservoir correction (Delta±R) and the global marine reservoir correction. The former is provided by the client to the lab ... Read More

Radiocarbon Dating Bones Contaminated with PVA

Published on August 29, 2013

Bones contaminated with polyvinyl acetate (PVA) require specialized pretreatment, such as solvent extractions, before radiocarbon dating. The success of the dating also varies if the bone has been soaked in PVA or if the PVA ... Read More

GSTF Invites Geologists to Join GEOS 2013 in Thailand

Published on August 6, 2013

The Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) invites geologists and other researchers focused on the earth sciences to participate in the 2nd Annual International Conference on Geological and Earth Sciences (GEOS 2013) to be held on ... Read More

Beta Analytic Q&A: Is it Possible to Date Fired Clay Bricks?

Published on July 1, 2013

It is possible to date fired clay bricks, but it depends on how the bricks were manufactured and what types of contamination may have been absorbed into the bricks since they were put in place. We recommend ... Read More

Radiocarbon Dating Teeth vs Bones

Published on November 20, 2013

Researchers often ask which material is best for radiocarbon dating - bones or teeth. Based on Beta Analytic's experience, either material can provide the best date. However, the environmental conditions for these materials should be taken ... Read More

Radiocarbon Dating Shells – Localized vs Global Marine Reservoir Correction

Published on November 14, 2013

There are two possible reservoir corrections applied to a radiocarbon date for marine carbonates - the localized reservoir correction (Delta±R) and the global marine reservoir correction. The former is provided by the client to the lab ... Read More

Radiocarbon Dating Bones Contaminated with PVA

Published on August 29, 2013

Bones contaminated with polyvinyl acetate (PVA) require specialized pretreatment, such as solvent extractions, before radiocarbon dating. The success of the dating also varies if the bone has been soaked in PVA or if the PVA ... Read More

GSTF Invites Geologists to Join GEOS 2013 in Thailand

Published on August 6, 2013

The Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) invites geologists and other researchers focused on the earth sciences to participate in the 2nd Annual International Conference on Geological and Earth Sciences (GEOS 2013) to be held on ... Read More

Beta Analytic Q&A: Is it Possible to Date Fired Clay Bricks?

Published on July 1, 2013

It is possible to date fired clay bricks, but it depends on how the bricks were manufactured and what types of contamination may have been absorbed into the bricks since they were put in place. We recommend ... Read More