Trees remember everything—even the fall of the roman empire

The timeline of the failure of the Roman state is fairly well established and accepted, thanks to the Romans' love of writing. The circumstances contributing to its disintegration, however, have long been debated among historians and archaeologists. There is no consensus about the relative role of internal failures, such as escalating corruption and civil war, versus external factors, such as the barbarian invasions and pandemics.

Geoscientists Help Map the Pandemic

Data visualization and mapping are valuable tools in the fight against COVID-19. Geoscientists can help healthcare workers and shape public policy.

Tree Rings Could Pin Down Thera Volcano Eruption Date

Research led by the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has anchored a long sequence of tree rings, providing context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory

The NSF-UA Accelerator Mass Spectrometry facility is dedicated to the study of cosmogenic isotopes, with special emphasis on radiocarbon, 14C. The laboratory acts both as an analytical resource to the general community and as a research and training center.

Advanced Resource Technology Group (ART)

ART is an approved service center at The University of Arizona providing GIS related services. Specifically, they provide assistance in GIS project development, data acquisition, and spatial analysis.


Arizona Geochronology Center

The Arizona Geochronology Center serves as a scientific, technologic, and organizational focal point for research involving the measurements, interpretations, and applications of ages and rates in earth and planetary materials and processes, and uses these insights to understand processes and phenomena in earth and planetary science.