Question: How much does a radiocarbon dating sample cost?

How much does it cost to have something radiocarbon dated?

Prices start at just $126 for radiocarbon analysis of previously prepared graphite, and increase to $460 for a standard analysis including a common extraction protocol (used for sub-fossil charcoal, peat, seeds and others).

How much does carbon-14 cost?

ServicesCost per Sample14C Age Determinations *Conventional dating (includes sample preparation & 13C correction)$300.00Analysis with extended counting time$400.00PRIORITY SERVICE (delivery in 7 days - for conventional only)$450.002 more rows

Is radiocarbon dating expensive?

Challenges of the method Inorganic materials cant be dated using radiocarbon analysis, and the method can be prohibitively expensive. Age is also a problem: Samples that are older than about 40,000 years are extremely difficult to date due to tiny levels of carbon-14.

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