Search Results: radiocarbon dating (6)

Faculty John Southon and Benjamin Fuller

Down to the bones

UC Irvine researchers sort out the sticky situation at the La Brea Tar Pits by refining methods for measuring the age of fossils

Faculty W.M. Keck Carbon Cycle Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

Time travelers

Scientists use radiocarbon dating to analyze everything from the world’s oldest shoe to sediment samples that shed light on global climate change.


Little black carbon reaches ocean floor, study finds

Just a fraction of the carbon that finds its way into Earth’s oceans–the black soot and charcoal residue of fires–stays there for thousands of years. A first-of-its-kind analysis by UC Irvine, Rice University and the University of Southern California also revealed how some black carbon breaks away and hitches a ride to the ocean floor on passing particles.


Shaking up earthquake theory

New information about the inner workings of earthquake faults could change how experts estimate the potential for the next “big one,” according to UC Irvine researchers.