Radiometric dating holocene samples
Chronological sequence is all that is really required.
However, human beings love to see factual precision, and we want to know how old something is.
Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a way to find out how old something is.
The method compares the amount of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, in samples. It is the main way to learn the age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself.
For example, only 25% of the weight of a submitted, clean charcoal sample is available for analysis (1 gram final carbon from 4 grams submitted charcoal).
A particular isotope of a particular element is called a nuclide. That is, at some point in time, an atom of such a nuclide will spontaneously change into a different nuclide by radioactive decay.
The decay may happen by emission of particles (usually electrons (beta decay), positrons or alpha particles) or by spontaneous nuclear fission, and electron capture.
About AMS Dating Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) dating involves accelerating ions to extraordinarily high kinetic energies followed by mass analysis.
Radiocarbon Dating Groundwater The application of radiocarbon dating to groundwater analysis can offer a technique to predict the over-pumping of the aquifer before it becomes contaminated or overexploited.
Beta Analytic only provides Radiometric PLUS for charcoal, dung, peat, plants and seeds, shells, corals, and wood. AMS Dating – The AMS radiocarbon dating technique is suited for samples containing 0.00025 grams to 0.3 grams of final carbon.