Beta Analytic Joins XVIII INQUA Congress as Exhibitor

Top Quote Ron Hatfield, Beta Analytic director and lab manager, invites participants of the XVIII INQUA Congress to visit the company's booth at the exhibit hall. Mr. Hatfield will be present during the duration of the congress from July 21 to July 27, 2011. Held once every four years, this year's International Union for Quaternary Research congress will be held in Bern, Switzerland. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 22, 2011 - MIAMI, Florida - With the theme "Quaternary sciences - the view from the mountains," the congress will feature six days of oral and poster sessions, plenary talks, and side meetings for INQUA commissions. Social events include a congress dinner served during a boat trip on Lake Thun at the foot of the Bernese Oberland Alps as well as 22 mid-congress excursions organized by the Swiss Society for Quaternary Research (CH-QUAT).

    The congress will be held at four locations: the Exhibition and Congress Centre BERNEXPO, Stade de Suisse, Hotel Novotel, and Kaserne Bern.

    "I am glad to be a part of such a large conference on Quaternary studies. This is a great opportunity for Beta Analytic to introduce its radiocarbon dating services to researchers from all over the world. Any questions about our company's services or radiocarbon dating are welcome," Mr. Hatfield says.

    Radiocarbon Dating Quaternary Research Samples

    Quaternary research focuses on the Earth's Quaternary Period, which is approximately the last two million years of the planet's history. As scientists have found out, this period was dominated by frequent global climate changes that led to a succession of glacial and interglacial ages. Scientists of different backgrounds come together to investigate complex environmental challenges of the past and document patterns and timing of climatic changes to predict the climate in the future.

    Quaternary research is interdisciplinary. Scientists involved in quaternary studies include anthropologists, climatologists, geochronologists, geographers, geologists, glaciologists, isotope geochemists, palaeoceanographers, palaeoecologists, palaeontologists, palynologists, and soil scientists.

    Researchers oftentimes send sediment/soil, peat, forams, pollen, insect chitin, fish otoliths, and phytoliths. These samples are subject of researches as they often provide valuable insight to climates of the past.

    Beta Analytic's Radiocarbon Dating Services

    Beta Analytic is the fastest professional Carbon-14 dating lab in the world. Lab results are routinely available in 25 business days or less. Expedited services with turnaround time of 2-6 business days are also available. Results are archived online, and clients can usually access their results 24/7.

    The company is based in Miami, Florida, and has sample forwarding facilities across the globe including North Sydney, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Beijing, China; New Delhi, India; Nagoya, Japan; and London, UK. For more information on Beta Analytic's radiocarbon dating services, visit

    Mauricio Larenas
    Tel: (1) 305-667-5167
    Email: lab ( @ ) radiocarbon dot com

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