The Dangoor Research Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory aims to time cultural, environmental, and material changes in human history, using radioactive elements of carbon.
Established in 2012 by the Exilarch Foundation, the laboratory works on finding new methods for radiocarbon dating of materials, in order to track early modern human societies. The center of the lab is the Accelerator Mass Spectrometer system (AMS).
The measurement of radiocarbon concentration in archaeological materials helps to get a better understanding of important events and also to identify the cause-effect relationships for the appearance of cultural changes throughout human history. Thus, findings from excavation sites are taken to the laboratory, where they are examined with advanced chemical techniques and carbon-dating (using accelerator mass spectrometer) to determine their age.