(CARD) is a compilation of radiocarbon measurements that indicate the ages of samples primarily from archaeological sites in North America.
The lab also uses Carbon-14 analysis for natural product source testing on materials such as flavors, fragrances, essential oils, cosmetics and supplements to identify petrochemicals.
(Tyrone Siu/Reuters) The company had claimed that the tusks were antiques.
But a radiocarbon analysis of the tusks showed that they likely both belonged to the same elephant, killed in 1978 plus or minus a year, said Guillaume Labrecque, of the radiochronology laboratory at Quebec's Laval University, who helped conduct the analysis. "The facts are right there." Radiocarbon dating is a technique commonly used in forensics and archeology to figure out the age of materials that come from plants or animals, such as bone or wood.
We are slowly expanding our coverage into Central and South America.
These data represent a significant investment and resource for researchers interested in human history and its context. Richard "Dick" Morlan of the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Canadian Museum of Civilization), and its existence is a product of his genius and labour.