Radio carbon dating techniques
Developed by the University of Liverpool, the new technique uses a Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, which will reduce the time it takes to get carbon-dating results from a number of weeks to just a couple of days.
Even better than that, it can be used on site without needing to send samples away.
It seems that Dig Ventures weren’t the only ones promoting groundbreaking innovation last week.
A new radio carbon dating technique looks set to join Digital Dig Team as one of the biggest tech innovations set to revolutionise field archaeology this year.
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