Radiocarbon dating

Radiocarbon dating is an analytical technique for analyzing the age of biological and organic materials such as fossils and very old objects. Some carbon-containing inorganic samples can be analyzed as well.

The method is suitable for samples that are older than the 18th century.

Suitable sample matrices
Biological samples and all carbon-based organic sample matrices such as wood, paper, ceramics, and fabrics. Inorganic carbon-based minerals are also suitable.
Required sample quantity
25 mg (contact us when you have very limited amount of sample available)
Typical turnaround time
6 weeks after receiving the samples
Available quality systems
Accredited testing laboratory
Device types

Pricing and online order

Price per sample (Excl. VAT):
446 €

We also charge a 97 € service fee per order.

Large batches of samples are eligible for discounts.

Samples are entered during checkout.

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