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Prices and sample submission

Basic price
The basic price is 3600 SEK (excl. VAT) for one normal 14C-dating.

Additional services
    • 13C-analysis: 500 SEK (only relevant for bone that is not burnt)
    • High precision: 2000 SEK (only for samples >10 mg)
    • Fast handling: 2000 SEK
    • Small samples (<0.5 mg C): 2000 SEK

13C-analysis of collagen extracted from bone includes determination of d13C, d15N and C/N ratio.

Internal prices
Separate prices apply to customers within Lund University. Check prices with the laboratory.

A discount of 10% applies when a customer, at the same time, submits ten or more samples belonging to any of the following sample types: wood, charcoal, peat and macrofossils.

Reporting time

At present (February 2019) it is estimated that it takes 2-3 months (excluding periods when the laboratory is closed for holidays) from the arrival of a sample until we report the result to the customer. This applies to normal samples, and the time varies depending on the type of material. Reporting time for fast handling is maximum 6 weeks but normally 3-4 weeks.

All samples submitted for dating must be accompanied by a sample description form.

Objects of cultural heritage

The Laboratory complies with the UNESCO convention on trade with objects of cultural heritage. The following documentation and declarations are required for dating of objects of cultural heritage (art objects, antiquities etc.):

  • Photograph of the object
  • Declaration of ownership
  • Documentation of origin (country of origin and provenance)
  • Authenticity declaration for the submitted sample

Contact the Laboratory for further information and forms regarding objects of cultural heritage.


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Customer inquiries and sample submission

Prices and sample submission 

Customer inquiries, geological and archaeological samples

Associate professor Mats Rundgren
+46 46 222 7856
Mats [dot] Rundgren [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se

Customer inquiries, active samples, aerosol samples
Associate professor Kristina Stenström
+46 46 222 7643
Kristina [dot] Stenstrom [at] nuclear [dot] lu [dot] se

Sample description form

All samples submitted for dating must be accompanied by a sample description form.

Sample description form