Radiocarbon dating sample preparation
Artifact dates range from several hundred years ago to several thousand years ago.
Brief descriptions are given of some of these examined samples to illustrate issues and complexities that can arise in determining the age of iron-based carbon materials using radiocarbon dating.
It is one of the main methods used to establish the timing of key events in archaeology and human evolution, landscape and climate change, and palaeobiology in the latter half of the Quaternary.In this laboratory, individual biomolecules can be identified, extracted and purified for dating, under the direction of Allan Chivas.CAS recently purchased three new Olympus microscopes for study of artefacts and thin section analysis of minerals and grain size distributions. C dating in our Laboratory must registered in our database.Alternatively, sample may be registered by our personnel, if the submitted sample is accompanied with description, prepared on our sample information sheet for institutional customers 45 EUR per sample (former price: 50 EUR) (VAT assumed to be paid according to the customer’s dues in its country) for private persons 45 EUR per sample 23% VAT (former price: 50 EUR) for particular job, discount for persistent customers depends on the total number of dates ordered by the particular sample submitter or bought by the particular institution (whichever the bigger) during the current calendar year plus the year preceding arrival of samples for the current job.