About Marvin Rowe

Carbon Dating Expert

Marvin Rowe is a scientist who has made significant contributions to the field of radiocarbon dating using plasma technology. He works at the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies and has built a Low Energy Plasma Radiocarbon Sampling device to date artifacts with minimal damage. Radiocarbon dating is a remarkable archaeological dating tool, and Marvin Rowe has been involved in refining its techniques and the interpretation of results. he is one of the Lab Directors along with Eric Blinman and Jeffrey Cox. Marvin Rowe has also applied his expertise in radiocarbon dating to the study of the Oxtotitlán Cave paintings,

However, it is important to note that the development of plasma physics, the basis for Marvin Rowe’s work in radiocarbon dating, has only been in existence for a few decades, dating back to the early 1950s.Marvin Rowe’s work in radiocarbon dating using plasma technology has been innovative and has paved the way for non-destructive radiocarbon sampling of organic materials. With partial funding from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, he and his students at TexasAM University developed a cold plasma oxidation method for this purpose,


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Strategies for 14C Dating the Oxtotitlán Cave Paintings

This paper presents a synthesis of the chronological results obtained in the "Chronostratigraphic investigation of the supports and coverings of the cave paintings of the Sierra de la Pietat or Godall

Radiocarbon dates for pictographs in Ignatievskaya Cave

Samples from three charcoal pictographs at Ignatievskaya Cave, in the southern Ural Mountains of Russia, have been radiocarbon dated. An advanced antiquity was expected, with some paintings thought to be more than 10,000 years old, as suggested by the imager.

Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Pictographs

We evaluate the effectiveness of non-destructive portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (pXRF) for elemental analysis of pictographs at 10 sites in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of The Texas.


Marvin Rowe

Eric Blinman

Jeffrey Cox