Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory (PRL)

Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory (PRL)

Poznan Park of Science and TechnologyPoznan Radiocarbon Laboratory offers 14C dating using the technique of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). At the moment, dozen 14C AMS laboratories is active in Europe. Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory is the first such institution in the Central-Eastern Europe. Performance of the Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory (PRL) is possible due to a close collaboration with the AMS Laboratory (LAMS), housed at the same floor, and leaded by the same person. Therefore, communication between PRL and LAMS is fast and effective.

Organisation of Laboratory is an effect of cooperation of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Centre for Archaeological Research, Foundation of the A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan The Laboratory is kept by the Foundation of the A. Mickiewicz University and is housed in the area of the Poznan Park of Science and Technology

Where our samples come from:

14C method is the standard method of dating archaeological objects and geological formations younger than ca. 50 thousand years. These 14C datings are demanded by researchers dealing with archaeology, art history, geology, geomorphology, palaeoclimatology, palaeobotany etc. 14C measurements are also applied in biochemistry and food industry. Due to multidisciplinary applications, 14C laboratories are usually open to cooperate with wide community.

Laboratory address:
Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory
ul. Rubież 46, 61-612 Poznan, Poland,
phone: +48-61-8279782
e-mail: c.fourteen[at]radiocarbon.pl