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UGA 2021-2022 Archaeology Lab Speaker Series: The Intersection of Archaeological Science and Tribal Perspectives

Carla Hadden
Carla Hadden
UGA Center for Applied Isotope Studies
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This lecture will provide a practical primer to radiocarbon dating, with an emphasis on maximizing the information potential and minimizing destruction to the archaeological record. Dr. Carla Hadden provides an overview of the radiocarbon dating method and its limitations, and describes what actually happens to the sample before, during, and after analysis. Dr. Hadden offers guidance on selecting the "best" samples for any project, and actions and processes that should be avoided, and explores the topic of minimum sample size requirements: why they differ between sample types and between different labs, as well as new developments that facilitate direct dating of ever-smaller samples.

Dr. Carla Hadden is a Research Scientist and Director of the University of Georgia Center for Applied Isotope Studies. Carla is an environmental archaeologist with expertise in radiocarbon dating, archaeological chemistry, and zooarchaeology. Her research on new developments in radiocarbon dating has been published in journals such as "Radiocarbon," "Science Advances," and "Journal of Archaeological Science." Her externally funded research programs focus on the long-term influence of human activity on the ecosystems and environments of the southeastern US.

the 2021-2022 UGA Laboratory of Archaeology Speaker Series will include presentations regarding the basics of several specialized archaeological science techniques and how those can intersect with tribal perspectives. This series is aimed at widening the knowledge of students, professionals, and the public. Each lecture will conclude with input from various tribal discussants.

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