Radiocarbon dating tooth enamel
For non-profit users, an invoice is issued upon delivery of the the results, and payment is required withing 30 days.For Canadian commercial users, and non-Canadian users, payment is required prior to releasing results.For fully trained outside users processing samples at the AEL-AMS laboratory, a 20% discount will be applied at the discretion of AEL-AMS staff.For Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (OCGC) users, the OCGC discounted rate will be applied with no further discounts for quantity.
Having said that, bulk sediment is widely used for radiocarbon dating, especially in cases when macrofossils are unavailable.
For the analysis of bone samples, collagen is extracted.
Always send clean and dry bone samples as damp samples may contain mould which can cause deterioration of the collagen.
If using bulk sediment, be sure to remove rootlets.
For bulk samples, some consultation may be needed to determine whether a simple acid wash, AAA method, or compound specific analysis is needed.
Bulk peat samples often contain a silty component and a vegetable component. Please remove visible rootlets prior to shipping and do not ship in aluminum foil as it may degrade. Samples will undergo AAA treatment, unless specified otherwise.