• Centre of Research and Restoration of the Museums of France: AMS Radiocarbon Dates List 1

      Richardin, P.; Gandolfo, N.; Moignard, B.; Lavier, C.; Moreau, C.; Cottereau, E. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2010-01-01)
      The national project for the measurement of radiocarbon includes different scientific partners for the accelerator named ARTEMIS (French acronym for Accélérateur pour la Recherche en sciences de la Terre, Environnement, Musologie Install Saclay), available to the scientific community since 2004 (Cottereau et al. 2007). The French Ministry of Culture uses this accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) facility at the request of archaeologists or curators of museums or of historical monuments. For the preparation of some samples, a laboratory has been installed at the Centre of Research and Restoration of the Museums of France, located in the Louvre Palace. In this report, the first data carried out on vegetal samples from museum objects or archaeological remains, dates are presented in terms of yr BP (before AD 1950).