Radiocarbon dating

© Andrew Martin

  • Probably the best known and most important application of AMS is dating according to the 14C method. Therefore, the 14C method plays an important role in our research program. Together with partners from various scientific disciplines we are working on several formal and informal research projects. Worth mentioning is the special research area SCIEM2000 ("The Synchronisation of Civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium BC") of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), which was completed in 2011.
  • A method developed here for 14C dating of DNA (14C produced by nuclear tests in the 1950s and early 1960s) with carbon samples from some μg is now also being used to investigate earth and environmental science issues.