Radiometric dating measures the decay of radioactive atoms to determine the age of a rock sample.It is founded on unprovable assumptions such as 1) there has been no contamination and 2) the decay rate has remained constant.The lab also offers C: N, %C and %N measurements on collagen extracted from non-cremated bones in addition to δ15N and δ13C at no additional cost for samples sent for radiocarbon dating.
Beta Analytic’s radiocarbon dating fees are inclusive of δ13C measurements by Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) and calendar calibration when applicable, δ18O for carbonates, and δD (deuterium) and δ18O for water.
Based in Miami, Florida, the Beta Analytic radiocarbon dating lab revolutionized the fields of archaeology and late quaternary geology. (Universite de Paris Sorbonne) and Jerry Stipp, Ph. The company’s dedication to accuracy is at the core of its policies.
Prior to the company’s inception in 1979, radiocarbon dates were scarce and available only through small university laboratories. By innovating new techniques, keeping abreast of the latest technology, and training qualified scientists to stay ahead of demand, Beta Analytic has maintained its firm commitment to quality over the years.
About AMS Dating Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) dating involves accelerating ions to extraordinarily high kinetic energies followed by mass analysis.
Radiocarbon Dating Groundwater The application of radiocarbon dating to groundwater analysis can offer a technique to predict the over-pumping of the aquifer before it becomes contaminated or overexploited.All packages shipped to these offices are forwarded to Miami, Florida, via overnight courier service at Beta Analytic’s expense.