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Join our AMS Date Raffle

Published on January 24, 2018

We are giving away five (5) AMS date vouchers worth US$595 each. The raffle is open to undergrad and postgrad researchers in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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Beta Analytic 2018 Holiday Schedule

Published on January 19, 2018

Please be informed that the Miami lab will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive):

•  May 28 (Memorial Day)
•  July 4 (Independence Day)
•  September 3 (Labor Day)
•  November 22-23 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
•  December 24, 25, 26 (Christmas Holiday)
•  January 1, 2019 (New Year's Day)
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AMS Lab Beta Analytic Invites SAA Members to Visit Booth 205

Published on April 10, 2018

Radiocarbon lab Beta Analytic is joining the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology (SAA) to be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. From April 11-15, 2018, the lab's Deputy Director and Technical Manager Chris Patrick and North American Operations Manager Brett Bell will be available at Booth #205 for consultation.

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Why Do Researchers Radiocarbon Date Fish Otoliths?

Published on March 22, 2018

Radiocarbon dating otoliths has the potential to confirm both the absolute age of individual fish and annuli formation. Despite the many techniques that can be used for age validation, only radiocarbon dating can provide the absolute age in a variety of fishes particularly the long-lived ones. The use of bomb-derived radiocarbon as a dated otolith marker is considered to be one of the most accurate and logistically feasible methods for the age validation of long-lived species. 1

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AMS Lab Beta Analytic Promotes New Services at AGU 2017

Published on December 10, 2017

Highlighting the convenience of sending samples to a lab for Carbon-14 dating and stable isotope analysis, Beta Analytic invites attendees of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017 Fall Meeting to visit its booth. Beta Analytic Deputy Director and Quality Manager Ron Hatfield and North American Operations Manager Brett Brell will be available for consultation at Booth 2147 during the five-day event to be held at the The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, starting December 11.

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Carbon-14 Dating Lab Beta Analytic Exhibits at GSA 2017

Published on October 26, 2017

Beta Analytic was an exhibitor at the 129th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) held on October 22-25, 2017 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The AMS lab’s Deputy Director and Technical Manager Mr. Chris Patrick was on site at Booth 431 to talk about the lab’s carbon dating and stable isotope analysis services. 

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C14 Dating Lab Beta Analytic Takes Part in ACRA 2017

Published on September 12, 2017

Beta Analytic Deputy Director and Quality Manager Mr. Ron Hatfield attended the recently concluded American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) 2017 conference held last September 7-10 at The Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Hatfield promoted the lab's radiocarbon dating and stable isotope analysis services.

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What Difference Does a C14 Lab’s Turnaround Time Make?

Published on August 21, 2017

Choosing a radiocarbon dating laboratory is not always easy; there are many factors to consider and often budgetary constraints to negotiate. An important factor in decision-making is how quickly the results are reported, particularly if there are deadlines to meet. Even when there is no impending deadline, a fast turnaround time can be important and lead to cost savings in the long run.

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AMS Lab Beta Analytic Joins SAA 2017 Annual Meeting

Published on April 3, 2017

ISO 17025-accredited lab Beta Analytic attended the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology (SAA) held on March 29 to April 2, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. Beta Analytic Deputy Director and Technical Manager Mr. Chris Patrick and North American Operations Manager Brett Bell took inquiries from attendees. 

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Radiocarbon Dating Lab Upgrades Service for Bone Collagen

Published on July 15, 2016

As part of the continuous efforts to enhance the laboratory’s value-added services, Beta Analytic now provides C:N, %C and %N measurements on collagen extracted from non-cremated bones in addition to δ15N and δ13C stable isotope analysis at no additional cost for samples sent for radiocarbon dating.

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