New Mexico scientist builds carbon dating machine that does not damage artifacts

SANTA FE, N.M. — The contraption he built looks a little like something you might see from “The Nutty Professor.”

But Marvin Rowe is no nut. That machine he built, and what it’s used for, helped Rowe win the prestigious Fryxell Award for Interdisciplinary Research from the Society of American Archeology two years ago.

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