Amino Acid Racemisation (AAR) Laboratory


Amino acid racemisation dating of fossils, such as eggshell and mollusc shell, found at archaeological and geological sites is performed at the University of Wollongong in a new AAR laboratory housed in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences. This laboratory is likewise equipped with state-of-the-art instruments to measure the chemical properties of miniscule samples, such as the individual foraminifera analysed by Colin Murray-Wallace and his team.