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AMS is a dating technique that determines the age of organic materials, such as wood and bone, based on the presence of the radioactive isotope Carbon 14. Carbon 14 is absorbed from the atmosphere when something is alive. It starts to decays at a constant rate once the object dies. Measuring the remaining amount of Carbon 14 in a material can be used to determine its age.
At Queen’s University we have an AMS lab. AMS dating is an important technique in Palaeoecology which studies the ecology of fossil animals, plants and landscapes. Establishing secure timelines is vital for Archaeology also.
The AMS lab was scanned with a Lecia P40 scan station as part of a training exercise. The point clouds were registered and cleaned up using Cyclone.
Survey and processing by Dr. Siobhán McDermott QUB