Preparing the samples for measurement

Preparing the samples for measurement

After pre-treating the samples so that we can be absolutely sure that what we are dating is what we are interested in, the next step is to get the samples into a form which can be measured by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). To do this, our samples are first...
In the Lab

In the Lab

Here at Living on Water we have been patiently waiting to get stuck into our lab work, and today is the day! So far, our samples have been taken from structural timber elements of the crannogs we examined last summer – Oakbank, Dall Bay South and Milton...