High precision radiocarbon dating has been carried out at Queen's University Belfast since 1969. In 2007 an Accelerator Mass Spectrometer facility was commissioned, enabling us to process about 200 unknown samples per month, with a turnaround time typically ranging from 4 to 8 weeks. The material we date includes, but is not limited to,
bone, cellulose, charcoal, cremated bone, insect, leather skin hair or flesh, peat sediment (humic fraction), peat sediment (humin fraction), soil,sediment (bulk), plant macrofossil, pollen, seed or nutshell, shell or other carbonates, water DIC, water DOC, water POC, wood
We can provide advice on sampling strategies, calibration of dates, or bayesian and age depth modelling. Collaboration on research grants may be possible. Contact one of the staff members if you are interested.