Biogenic apatite is a molecule made up of calcium, phosphorus and oxygen. Importantly, the phosphorus is found primarily in the form of phosphate (PO4) – which is present in both soft and hard tissues in organisms.
View an Introduction to Uranium-Thorium Dating to review the chemistry of U-Th Dating, to learn how U-Th dating differs from Carbon-14 dating, and to discuss advancements, limitations, and application examples.
Watch our on-demand webinar on Lead Isotopes and Applications. Topics include an introduction to Pb isotopes and decay, the geology of Pb isotopes, human intervention of Pb cycling, and how to prepare samples for analysis.