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  • Dr Fiona Petchey working in the Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 17 September 2009, Updated 19 January 2023 Size: 4.5 MB Referencing Hub media

    Fiona (pictured here in 2009) with collagen extracted from a moa bone, for dating. Extracting the most reliable form of carbon from a sample is key to the work of the lab. Fiona was promoted to Director of the Waikato Radiocarbon Dating Lab in 2021 and she continues to play a hands on role in the laboratory while also working on her own research.

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