We provide radiocarbon dating services as a grant in-kind to projects funded by Heritage Protection Commissions, and also in support of other projects and cases funded by Historic England.Historic England, formerly English Heritage, produce catalogues of radiocarbon dates for the projects we fund.Here are a collection of great activities to choose from.I would usually do the Power Point first and then do a simple "count the rings" lab.
Wood sampled from 15 trees were collected (as compared to 5-9 baobabs envisaged).
a dramatic event, namely the fall of the Chapman baobab, the national icon that we investigated and dated in June 2015. In 2015, we warned several lodge managing persons from Gweta that the large cavity, which extended through the base of 3 stems (probably caused by a veld fire in the 17th century), may become fatal to the tree over the next years.
The 6 stems of Chapman, perhaps the most famous African baobab, toppled suddenly in the morning of January 7, 2016. We also noticed the relatively low water content of the stems, suggesting the stems to be anchored and water to be periodically supplied, maybe by helicopter.
The Scientific Dating Team oversee scientific dating as part of projects funded through the Heritage Protection Commissions Programme.
We conduct research and commission radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology, and other forms of scientific dating such as archaeomagnetic and luminescence dating.