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Metods

The laboratory conducts research using the following methods:

Radiocarbon dating using scintillation (LCS) techniques.

Dated materials: coal, wood, peat, modern and buried soils, cultural aggregate material, human and animal bones; sapropel.

Graphitization of carbon-containing samples for subsequent determination of radiocarbon age using accelerator-mass spectrometry (AMS). Work with small masses of the sample (from a few milligrams, the mass and quality of the sample must be specified

Dated materials: coal, wood, peat, modern and buried soils, the material of the aggregate of the cultural layer, human and animal bones; sapropel, textiles, individual fractions of organic substances

Scanning electron microscopy Study of soil and other solid-phase samples, obtaining high-resolution images and determining the elemental composition of the sample and its morphologically selected areas using energy-dispersive x-ray spectral analysis.