COVID-19 Notice: The lab is currently operating as usual and following the safety recommendations from the government in Florida. We will continue to monitor the situation closely to ensure employee safety.
Due to these unprecedented times, the situation may change at any moment, and we encourage you to contact us before sending your samples so we can recommend you the best way to proceed.
Note – Fees are inclusive of d13C measurements, quality assurance reports, calendar calibration when applicable, and 24/7 web access to past results and pending analyses.
Pretreatment – It is important to understand the pretreatment applied to samples since they directly affect the final result. You are welcome to contact us to discuss the pretreatment or request that we contact you after the pretreatment (and prior to dating).
Sample Selection – Carbon for accurate AMS dating is quite often irrecoverable due to repeated applications of oils and other preservatives through time. Unadulterated leather from archaeological sites quite often returns very reasonable dates. Leather artifacts such as armor or saddles often yield suspect results.
Please consult the lab before submitting samples to discuss sample suitability and pretreatments (either acid-alkali or acid–solvent extraction).
For estimates/quotation requests, please provide the following information – currency, AMS service requested (standard, priority, time guide), number of samples and the billing address of the paying institution. The turnaround time for Beta Analytic’s standard AMS service is 14 business days upon receipt in its Miami headquarters. Faster services are also available.
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Page last updated: February 2020