Established in 1967 at Glasgow University, the Radiocarbon Laboratory has been based in SUERC since 1986. The laboratory analyses more than 3500 samples annually, with additional Quality Assurance samples contributing to our rigorous in-house Quality Assurance programme.
In addition to taking an active part in research projects, the laboratory carries out age measurements to national museums, academic staff in universities worldwide, and have numerous well established industrial relationships in the UK.
The laboratory can provide advice on sample selection, sample pretreatment, ancillary stable isotope measurement (δ15N, δ13C and δ34S on collagen or 18O and 87Sr/86Sr on enamel), reporting 14C analysis and calibration of results to the calendar timescale.
13 OctLatest installment of the radiocarbon intercomparison series.
13 OctCo-production of scientific knowledge and the building of local archaeological capacity in Greenland. Threatened Science & Heritage in Greenland: Response and Capacity Building
13 OctRadiocarbon for Scotland's heritage.
Techniques & Technologies
Delta V IRMS & IsoLink EA (TFS)
NCS measurement for diet and mobility
Shimadzu Semi-prep HPLC with Fraction Collector
amino acid isolation in 'contaminated' bone
Stepped combustion CO2 prep line
collect CO2 fractions in sediment/soil
High F14C sample line
preparation of higher activity environmental samples
Ecopath with Ecosim
modelling transfer of contaminants through the marine foodweb