All cheques should be made payable to University of Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit

Samples not for academic research

These prices include sampling (at Oxford), sample preparation, stable carbon isotope and AMS isotope measurement. We reserve the right to refuse material for dating if the provenance is uncertain or for other ethical considerations.
Quantity Charge per sample excluding VA Tax
Pounds Sterling
Single samples and groups any no. 500
(samples that fail
through no fault of ORAU)
any no. 100

Archaeological and environmental samples

These prices include sampling, chemical pre-treatment, stable carbon isotope and AMS isotope measurement for samples relevant to research in Archaeology or Environmental Science. We will also give advice on the choice of samples for dating and help in the calibration and analysis of dates in context.
Quantity Charge per sample excluding VA Tax
Pounds Sterling
Single samples and small groups 1-4 380
Groups* 5-9 355
10-19 330
20+ 315
(samples that fail
through no fault of ORAU)
any no. 100
* Excludes some sample types - enquire for details.

Pre-prepared & carbon-dioxide samples

These prices include combustion, stable isotope measurement, graphitisation (if samples are large enough) and AMS measurement.
Quantity Charge per sample excluding VA Tax
Pounds Sterling
Groups 5-9 260
10+ 250

Graphite Samples

We carry out measurements on graphite samples for other radiocarbon laboratories. Information on the relevant charges is available on application.

Other Services

We can also make stable isotope measurements (C/N) on samples. Information on the relevant charges is available on application.