Carbon Dating Cost – Beta Analytic

ISO 17025-accredited radiocarbon dating laboratory Beta Analytic has varied costs for the analysis of different sample types. For example, our quoted price for carbon dating bones is different from costs for dating charcoal due to pretreatments applied.

Carbon dating prices also vary depending on the service requested or turnaround time.

  • AMS Standard – results are reported in 14 business days or less
  • AMS Priority – 6 business days or less
  • AMS Time Guide – 2-3 business days (not applicable to bones or sediments)

NOTE: Materials with commercial value are not accepted, e.g. manuscripts, objects of art or other valuable or priceless items. Beta does not analyze antiques, books, manuscripts or materials of a religious nature or items which are commonly sold in the antiquities markets, or materials for personal research (e.g. wood from an ancestral house, metals/coins, bones from a random dig, etc.).


We respond to inquiries promptly during business hours (8 AM – 5 PM EST, Monday-Friday).

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    Page last updated: August 2022