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Offline T pot 2

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Dating
« 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

Offline dmcfarlane

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Re: Dating
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Dating
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 05:54:45 pm »
So not the “swipe right” version the thread title ambiguously suggested.   :kiss2:

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Re: Dating
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 05:58:08 pm »
I feel robbed - I'd just put a tie on ;)

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Re: Dating
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Dating
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 07:08:17 pm »
I feel robbed - I'd just put a tie on ;)
I'd just changed me frock!

Offline T pot 2

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Re: Dating
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 08:27:16 pm »
Price is steep any budding paleoarchiologists out there looking for a challenge?

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Re: Dating
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 08:28:33 pm »
You used that title on purpose, I got quite excited for a minute.
I have a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a Weasel.

Offline Prof. Warthog

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Re: Dating
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 08:50:09 pm »
University of Bristol chemistry department £250 pm me for furtt details

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Re: Dating
« Reply #10 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:

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Re: Dating
« Reply #11 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...
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: Dating
« Reply #12 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.
I have a plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it and call it a Weasel.

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Re: Dating
« Reply #13 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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