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Radiocarbon Conferences

The multidisciplinary nature of studies involving the measurements of the radioactive isotope of carbon (14C or radiocarbon) led to the creation of an extensive network of specialists and users of the technique around the world. Currently, besides the International Radiocarbon Conference (23rd edition), there are also meetings focused on specific applications (e.g. Radiocarbon in the Environment; Radiocarbon and Archaeology; Radiocarbon and Diet). The development of these other meetings beyond the main International Radiocarbon Conference reflects the need for discussions between more specialized groups of researchers. Considering that Latin America is composed of many developing countries with limited research funds and that the radiocarbon conferences are often held in Europe and the US, it is more difficult for students and even researchers from Latin America to attend such important events.

Latin American radiocarbon community

Due to the growing Latin American Radiocarbon community and the need for reaching global standards in their research, we were compelled to establish a specific event that will bring together researchers from Latin America and representatives of the Radiocabon community from all over the world.

The 1st Latin American Radiocarbon Conference

In 2019, we invite our fellow researchers for the first Latin American Radiocarbon Conference (Conferencia Latino-Americana de Radiocarbono – CLARa). This is an important step for the Latin American radiocarbon community, which only obtained its first 14C-AMS laboratory in 2009 (LAC-UFF) in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. A second 14C-AMS laboratory (LEMA) in Mexico led to the expansion of radiocarbon research in Latin America. CLARa will be an opportunity for the international radiocarbon community to embrace the Latin American colleagues, through a series of talks and discussions, contributing to the development of a solid network of collaborators working in the most diverse themes and applications of the technique. Certain that this will be a very successful initiative, we expect the next edition of CLARa to take place in a different Latin America country, possibly in 2022.

Scientific committee

Kita Macario – UFF – Brazil
Corina Solis – UNAM – Mexico
Carla Carvalho – UFF – Brazil
Maikel Diaz – UH – Cuba
Luiz Carlos Pessenda – USP – Brazil
Marcelo Cohen – UFPA – Brazil
Carlos Appoloni – UEL – Brazil
Maria Zucchi – UFBA – Brazil
Andres Arazi – CNEA – Argentina
Carlos Sierra – MPI-BGC – Germany
Timothy Jull – Arizona University – USA
Thomas Higham – Oxford University – UK
Evelyn Keaveney – Queens University of Belfast – UK
Walter Kutschera – Vienna University – Austria
Guaciara Santos – University of California – USA
Cristine Hatte – Gif-sur-Yvette – France
Stewart Fallon – ANU – Australia
Philippa Ascough – University of Glasgow – UK
Quan Hua – ANSTO – Australia
Ricardo Fernandes – MPI-SHH – Germany
Jesper Olsen – Aarhus University – Denmark
Mike Dee – University of Groningen – Netherlands
Fidel Roig – CONICET- Argentina

Organizing committee

Kita Macario – UFF – Brazil
Corina Solis – UNAM – Mexico
Carla Carvalho – UFF – Brazil
Fabiana Oliveira – UFF – Brazil
Maikel Diaz – UH – Cuba
Luiz Carlos Pessenda – USP – Brazil
Marcelo Cohen – UFPA – Brazil
Carlos Appoloni – UEL – Brazil
Maria Zucchi – UFBA – Brazil
Andres Arazi – CNEA – Argentina
Timothy Jull – Arizona University – USA
Roberto Meigikos – Brazil
Ingrid Chanca – MPI-BGC/UFF – Brazil
Eduardo Alves – Oxford/UFF – Brazil



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