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.