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ACRA Webinar: Carbon Dating 101

ISO 17025-accredited Beta Analytic is presenting a Carbon-14 Dating Basics webinar as part of the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) online continuing education opportunities for cultural resource management professionals. Beta Analytic account manager Dr. Maren Pauly will be presenting on May 13, 2021, starting at 2:00 PM US Eastern Time. The webinar is also available to non-ACRA members.

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Carbon Dating Topics

The presentation will include a discussion on radiocarbon production in the atmosphere and integration into biological matter, carbon-14 variability in the recent past due to anthropogenic influences and the deep past due to solar cycles, and variability in C14 dating uncertainty due to wiggles within the radiocarbon curve.

Dr. Pauly will also talk about what types of samples can be radiocarbon dated and share recommendations on sample selection and preparation. Any questions on recommended containers for specific samples and proper packing are welcome during the live webinar.

About the Speaker

Dr. Pauly is a paleoclimatologist who obtained her PhD in Natural Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin. She previously completed her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She has research experience on reconstructing climate from modern corals and subfossil tree-rings. She is currently a part-time lecturer at Bath Spa University.

Beta Analytic Free Webinars

The Miami-based lab offers webinars on various topics including uranium-thorium dating, boron isotopic analysis, and application of strontium isotopes, among others.

In a webinar on isotopes in hydrology, Beta Analytic talked about mass balance and water budget.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 and is filed under Beta Analytic Updates, Beta Analytic Webinars .