The Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU) undertakes research in many fields where the measurement of the radiocarbon isotope is useful. We provide a radiocarbon dating service for people involved in archaeological and environmental research and carry out research into very low level measurements of radiocarbon in biological specimens.

ORAU's dating service operates on a commercial basis and in conjunction with NERC/ARHC which funds the NRCF programme for British archaeologists and English Heritage.

Complementary to our work with radiocarbon we also have interests in the use of stable isotopes to help in the study of past human diet.

Online resources

OxCal OxCal online radiocarbon calibration ORAU ORAU online database
OxCal NERC Radiocarbon Facility

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WebInto Radiocarbon Web-Info
Egypt Egyptian radiocarbon database RESET RESET website


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