To better serve its archaeology and geology clients in South Asia, particularly those in India, ISO/IEC 17005-accredited radiocarbon dating lab Beta Analytic Inc. The office accepts samples throughout the region and sends them overnight to Beta Analytic headquarters in Miami, Florida, for radiocarbon analysis.
The lab provides commercial radiocarbon dating services with faster turnaround times than most university labs around the world.
Beta Analytic’s New Delhi office is located at Phytolith Research Institute 3, Pragati Near Kakade Park in Chinchwad Pune.
Samples can be sent to the office without prior communication as long as they have accompanying data sheets downloadable from the company’s website.
The lab also provides stable isotope analyses on a standalone basis.The samples will be delivered to our Miami lab faster via overnight courier services.Andrew Pal and Pat Patodia will take charge of communications in the region,” says Mauricio Larenas, the company’s business development manager.Radiocarbon dating is the principal method for determining the age of carbon-bearing materials from the present to about 50,000 years ago.The method takes advantage of the natural occurrence of a radioactive isotope of carbon (C in samples of ancient carbon compounds and comparing this with the amount in modern materials, it is possible to determine the time of cessation of carbon exchange with the atmosphere.