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Research Focus

Research Focus - Dating


Radiocarbon dating laboratory

The research-only facility includes laboratories for the pre-treatment of organics (mainly bone and tooth collagen) for 14C dating, as well as facilities for the graphitisation of samples (in colalboration with the Oxford Radicarbon Accelerator Unit). We routinely characterise the organic material we extract for dating, including isotopic measurement, to best ensure the quality of the extracted material and subsequent radiocarbon dates.