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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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Why Rescue Archaeology Needs Fast Radiocarbon Dating

Published on July 16, 2018

As new developments and construction projects are undertaken, artefacts and larger sites of archaeological interest may be uncovered. Rescue archaeology plays the role of surveying and recovering any valuable finds from these sites. In general, there are now more measures in place to ensure that development sites are surveyed. However, rescue archaeology is still a field that is restricted by tight deadlines.

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Radiocarbon Dating Coral

Published on June 15, 2018

Measuring the age of corals can provide insights for paleoclimatology studies. For deep sea corals, a combination of radiocarbon dating and uranium-thorium dating can be used. The carbon-14 date represents the age of the coral and the water, whereas the uranium-thorium date reflects the coral itself. This can provide information on past deep sea circulation rates.

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How much does Carbon Dating cost?

Published on June 7, 2018

Beta Analytic's radiocarbon dating cost varies by material type and services requested or turnaround time. The lab can quote prices in USD, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, KRW, RMB and TWD. We need these information to provide the appropriate prices.

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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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