Carbon dating leather
Peat can be analyzed as either selected macrofossils or as bulk material.If shipping macrofossils, we recommend they be rinsed in deionised, distilled or ultra-pure (Milli-Q) water to remove residual sediment.
For δ13C and δ15N, we submit the extracted collagen to our partner lab, the .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.Macrofossils include charcoal, wood, plant, bone, shell, and seeds – not rootlets.We recommend isolating macrofossils with tweezers or by sieving in distilled, deionized water. Macrofossils (except shell) will undergo the standard AAA pretreatment.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.
The pricing schedule (Canadian Non-profit or Commercial) is assigned based on the billing address listed on the cover sheet of the submission form and the pricing posted on our website at the time of submission.
"Canadian Non-profit" is defined as Canadian academic institution, Canadian Government agency, Regsitered Canadian non-profit organization, or Canadian Indigenous Group.
Charcoal samples should be picked out, floated, or sieved from any accompanying sediment.
Prior to shipping, please dry charcoal samples for 12-24 hours at temperatures not greater than 70°C.
Please indicate on the submision form if you would like stable isotope measurements.