Read about sample material return. In addition, we would ask submitters to look at our Policy on the dating of Antiquities and sign our terms and conditions. An important factor in decision-making is how quickly the results are reported, particularly if there are deadlines to meet. Also see our information on methods for further information including the expected precision of our measurements. This form is available online. The net effect of this is that all living organisms have the same radiocarbon to stable carbon ratio as the atmosphere.
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MCI does not make any warranty, expressed or implied; does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Thermoluminescence datingLondon; Orlando: International Chemical Analysis, Inc. One option that is only possible with fast turnaround time is sending samples in batches; this can be beneficial particularly if there are unexpected results. This means that things like stone, metal and pottery cannot usually be directly dated by this means unless there is some organic material embedded or left as a residue.