How much does Carbon Dating cost?

Beta Analytic’s radiocarbon dating cost varies by material type and services requested or turnaround time. The lab can quote prices in USD, EUR, GBP, INR, JPY, KRW, RMB and TWD. We need these information to provide the appropriate prices.

Carbon Dating Services and 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)
  • RadiometricPLUS – 30 business days (applicable to charcoal, dung, peat, plants and seeds, shells, corals and wood)

If you need an estimate or quotation, please indicate the following:

  • material type (e.g. non-heated bones, charcoal, sediment)
  • number of samples per material
  • service requested and turnaround time – standard, priority, time guide, RadiometricPLUS
  • billing address of paying institution
  • currency

Materials Not Accepted for AMS Dating

The laboratory does not undertake radiocarbon dating of:

  • manuscripts, objects of art or other valuable or priceless items unless they are submitted and paid for by a recognized governmental agency, major museum, or other official agency investigating the materials as part of multidisciplinary scholarly process
  • Samples with “tracer Carbon-14” or any materials that have been artificially enhanced with Carbon-12, Carbon-13, Carbon-14 or any other isotope 

Stable Isotope Analysis 

Beta Analytic also provides stable isotope analysis of various samples including:

1. Bones (Cremated), Organics and Water DIC

– δ13C

2. Bones (Non-cremated)

– δ13C + δ15N

– δ13C + δ15N + %C + %N + C:N

3. Carbonates

– δ13C

– δ18O

– δ13C + δ18O

4. Water

– δD

– δ18O

– δD + δ18O

– δD + δ18O plus δ13C on water DIC

For any inquiries or questions, please use our contact form.