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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
    • High precision: 2000 SEK (only for samples >10 mg)
    • Fast handling: 2000 SEK
    • Small samples (<0.5 mg C): 2000 SEK

13C analysis may be interesting in some situations, and then usually for samples of (not burnt) bone, but is not necessary for 14C dating as fractionation correction is done in the measurement process. 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 10 or more samples. This applies to most common sample types (e.g. wood, charcoal, charred seeds, plant macrofossils, peat, mollusc shells, foraminifera, and samples analysed for biomass content), but not to sample types with more time-consuming pretreatment methods (e.g. bone and burnt bone). Further discounts apply when large numbers of samples are submitted at the same time. Contact Mats Rundgren for more information about our discounts.

Reporting time

At present (January 2022) 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 (doc, new tab).

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.


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 (doc, new tab)