Association of Professional Archaeologists

Ask An Expert: Radiocarbon Dating Process and Puzzles

  • 28 Apr 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • online


Connect in a casual atmosphere with other archaeologists who share an interest in AMS Radiocarbon dating....

Whether you have been doing field archaeology for decades or are in the formative phase of your career, this online conversation will be of interest and is intended to be a 'Question and Answer' type discussion format.

Learn new things, share knowledge with each other, obtain expert advice and tips to help you unravel some of the puzzles around the application of C14 dates!

Dr. James Conolly, Professor in Trent University's Anthropology Department and the Trent U Archaeology Centre, will talk with us about AMS Radiocarbon dating, accuracy, calibration, and pitfalls.

** Questions/examples submitted ahead of time are encouraged -- get some insight into your puzzles live by an expert who has perhaps been there and solved that!

? Interested in best practices for sample gathering?

? Wondering about the new calibration?

? Have data from an analysis and unsure how it fits with your assemblage?

? Just plain interested and want to sit in... you can!

Are you ready to Ask An Expert ... Chat About That ~ come to discuss or just to observe, all are welcome!

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