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TECHNICAL FORUMS => Cave Science => Topic started by: T pot 2 on November 20, 2020, 05:36:55 pm

Title: Dating
Post by: T pot 2 on November 20, 2020, 05:36:55 pm
Anyone know where carbon dating can be carried out.
Or the cost of the process.
Any information appreciated.
T
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: dmcfarlane on November 20, 2020, 05:43:57 pm
Oxford University accelerator Unit:
https://c14.arch.ox.ac.uk/

Cost is about 500 pounds;

Or the major commercial operation is Beta Analytic in Miami.   Cost is about the same.

DM
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: Pitlamp on November 20, 2020, 05:44:41 pm
This any good?

https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/archaeological-services/scientific-dating?gclid=CjwKCAiA7939BRBMEiwA-hX5J2jBzp_4szRctvA7a3RXEBcI-reCdbJwjJ0HG-XjQJmRx_VHY0yxuhoC_IYQAvD_BwE
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: Boy Engineer on November 20, 2020, 05:54:45 pm
So not the “swipe right” version the thread title ambiguously suggested.   :kiss2:
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: pwhole on November 20, 2020, 05:58:08 pm
I feel robbed - I'd just put a tie on ;)
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: alastairgott on November 20, 2020, 06:08:58 pm
I think T makes sculptures and art in his spare time, so calls himself an artist and has to fight them off.
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: shotlighter on November 20, 2020, 07:08:17 pm
I feel robbed - I'd just put a tie on ;)
I'd just changed me frock!
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: T pot 2 on November 20, 2020, 08:27:16 pm
Price is steep any budding paleoarchiologists out there looking for a challenge?
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: blackshiver on November 20, 2020, 08:28:33 pm
You used that title on purpose, I got quite excited for a minute.
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: Prof. Warthog on November 20, 2020, 08:50:09 pm
University of Bristol chemistry department £250 pm me for furtt details
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: ZombieCake on November 20, 2020, 09:02:27 pm
And there's me wishfully thinking Taylor Swift might need some input into a new album.  Oh well...  :down:
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: AR on November 20, 2020, 09:59:50 pm
£250 is probably about the best price you'll get for a C-14 date, but there is a fund for community archaeology C-14 dates (https://www.cardfund.org/). Do be aware that it's not as straightforward as having something that contains carbon, sample collection needs to be done carefully to avoid contamination and if it's a timber sample, depending on the species and where in  tree the timber came from, the date could be several hundred years out...
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: blackshiver on November 21, 2020, 12:37:17 pm
Correct about contamination

One of our guys had a wolf skull dated recently and it came out as late 20th century.

It is probably due to contamination and will be re-done, but in the meantime people should be very careful when going to the chippy in Brough.
Title: Re: Dating
Post by: T pot 2 on November 21, 2020, 02:22:17 pm
Thanks for the replies guys but I have a master in paleoarchiologists interested.
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