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Radiocarbon dating equipment

Radiocarbon dating equipment

C025/8724

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2669 x 4004 pixels

22.6 x 33.8 cm ⏐ 8.9 x 13.3 in (300dpi)

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PAWEL SYTNIEWSKI / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PAWEL SYTNIEWSKI / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Close-up of radiocarbon dating equipment, Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, UK. In order to measure radiocarbon ages in archaeological study, it is necessary to find the amount of radiocarbon in a sample. This is done by directly counting the radiocarbon atoms using a method called Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS).

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