For more information on radiocarbon dating, see the Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory web page at Along with hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur, carbon is a building block of biochemical molecules ranging from fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to active substances such as hormones.
Lab manager Dr Christine Prior already has bad news for another client – an art authenticator in Hong Kong.
wasp nests) will provide a tight chronological framework for understanding the age and sequence of Jawoyn sites, artefacts and art styles.
AMS radiocarbon dating of individual fragments of charcoal from excavated archaeological deposits, bone fragments from ritual sites and organic materials from pollen sequences will also be undertaken.
All carbon atoms have a nucleus containing six protons.
Ninety-nine percent of these also contain six neutrons.