The lab is located in East Kilbride, a minute train ride south of Glasgow city centre. The dating rationale was to augment our current chronology in order to confirm the local mining history recorded in the lake sediment sequence EGU abstract as well as more confidently temporally correlate individual palaeoflood laminations with known historical floods EGU abstract. I was delighted to be awarded 14 radiocarbon dates in total and being invited to bring my samples to their lab and observe the preparation procedures and analytical equipment they use seemed an excellent opportunity. My first morning involved reading detailed Health and Safety briefings, which were by some margin the most interesting paperwork I have ever completed.
A new database program installed at the SUERC radiocarbon laboratory - Enlighten: Publications
The fund consists of a set number of radiocarbon dates available on an annual basis that British community archaeology groups or projects can apply for. Each year we will fund radiocarbon dates. The fund is not open to universities, students, professional archaeological organisations or large charities. It is directed specifically at community groups seeking to obtain radiocarbon dates on key samples from sites they have investigated. The application process is very simple. If you have multiple samples fully complete all the boxes for additional samples. When you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email response to say that we have received it.
Community Archaeology Radiocarbon Dating (CARD) Fund
In addition to taking an active part in a number of research projects , the laboratory carries out age measurements under contract to Historic Environment Scotland. We also provide a radiocarbon dating service to national museums, academic staff in a large number of universities worldwide, and many UK and European commercial archaeology units. The laboratory can provide advice on sample selection, full sample pretreatment and graphite target preparation, stable isotope measurement, 14 C analysis at the SUERC AMS Laboratory and subsequent calibration of results to the calendar timescale. If requested, the laboratory's chronological modelling team can additionally create a Bayesian site-model.
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