Established in 1967 at Glasgow University, the Radiocarbon Laboratory has been based in SUERC since 1986. The laboratory analyses more than 3500 samples annually, with additional Quality Assurance samples contributing to our rigorous in-house Quality Assurance programme.

In addition to taking an active part in research projects, the laboratory carries out age measurements to national museums, academic staff in universities worldwide, and have numerous well established industrial relationships in the UK.

The laboratory can provide advice on sample selection, sample pretreatment, ancillary stable isotope measurement (δ15N, δ13C and δ34S on collagen or 18O and 87Sr/86Sr on enamel), reporting 14C analysis and calibration of results to the calendar timescale.

SUERC Radiocarbon

Get in touch: Dr Elaine Dunbar