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Beta Analytic to Hold an AMS Date Raffle at 2019 SAA Meeting

Published on April 5, 2019

AMS dating lab Beta Analytic is inviting members of the Society of American Archaeology (SAA) to join the raffle at Booth #300 during the 84th SAA Annual Meeting to be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from April 10-14, 2019.  The lab’s VP of Lab Operations Chris Patrick, VP for Business Development and Strategy Florencia Goren, Marketing Specialist Haley Gershon, and Account Manager Tamara Armstrong will also be available to offer advice and consultation for any projects.

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Beta Analytic 2019 Holiday Schedule

Published on January 4, 2019

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

• May 27 (Memorial Day)
• July 4 (Independence Day)
• September 2 (Labor Day)
• November 28-29 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
• December 23, 24, 25, 26 (Christmas Holiday)
• January 1, 2020 (New Year’s Day)

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AMS Dating Lab Beta Analytic Exhibits at AGU 2018

Published on December 7, 2018

Miami-based carbon dating lab Beta Analytic is inviting participants of the 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting to visit Booth #1305. Beta Analytic associates Tamara Armstrong, Troy Day and Haley Gershon are available for consultation throughout the five-day event slated to begin on December 10, 2018. This year's meeting will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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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. Read More

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). Read More

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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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. Read More