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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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Beta Analytic to Join GSA 2018 as Exhibitor

Published on October 29, 2018

ISO 17025-accredited carbon dating laboratory Beta Analytic is inviting participants of the 130th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) to visit Booth 619 from November 4-7, 2018. This year's meeting will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Beta Analytic marketing specialist Haley Gershon and research associates Hui Jian and Troy Day welcome all inquiries about the lab's services.

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Beta Analytic’s 2018 Geology Photo Competition in China

Published on September 25, 2018

Earlier this year, Beta Analytic's China office held its second geology photo competition via the local social media platform WeChat. Beta Analytic received more than 400 impressive entries from geologists throughout China.

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Radiocarbon Lab Beta Analytic Joins ACRA’s 2018 Conference

Published on September 6, 2018

Beta Analytic invites members of the American Cultural Resources Association to visit its booth at the 2018 ACRA annual conference to be held at the Netherland Plaza Hilton Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio, starting September 6, 2018. Beta Analytic Deputy Director and Quality Manager Mr. Ron Hatfield will welcome any inquiries on the lab’s radiocarbon dating and stable isotope analysis services.

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What is Radiometric Dating?

Published on August 10, 2018

There have been different methods of measuring carbon-14 since Willard Libby pioneered the radiocarbon dating technique in the 1940s - from the radiometric techniques of gas proportional counting and liquid scintillation counting to the more recent accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).

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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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