Cost of carbon 14 dating

Radiocarbon dating is the principal method for determining the age of carbon-bearing materials from the present to about 50,000 years ago.The method takes advantage of the natural occurrence of a radioactive isotope of carbon (C in samples of ancient carbon compounds and comparing this with the amount in modern materials, it is possible to determine the time of cessation of carbon exchange with the atmosphere.

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We are always seeking to keep turn-around times to a minimum but some delay is inevitable because of the complexity of the dating process and because of fluctuations in demand.

The current estimated turnaround time for commercial samples submitted now is: Samples should be well protected in packaging that is not likely to contaminate the samples.

8-10 weeks) with routine precision: £315 ( VAT) per sample for batches of up to 9 samples.

£305 ( VAT) per sample for batches of 10-39 samples.

Please feel free to contact our lab staff to discuss the specific details of your samples.