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An Introduction to Optical Dating: The Dating of Quaternary Sediments by the Use of Photon-Stimulated Luminescence
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2 2.1 Natural radioactivity 2.2 The natural dose-rate 2.3 Evaluation of dose-rate 2.4 Artificial irradiation 2.5 Dependence on rate at which dose is delivered, and onExpand
Science-Based Dating in Archaeology
Part 1 Generalities: the impact of scientific techniques absolute dating and derivative dating the event being dated reasons for dating which technique? dating terminology. Part 2 Climatic clocks andExpand
Analysis of low-level natural radioactivity in small mineral samples for use in thermoluminescence dating, using high-resolution gamma spectrometry
The use of high resolution γ-ray spectrometry in the detailed analysis of low level samples for the 238U and 232Th decay chains is discussed. A spectrometer is described, based on a “p” typeExpand
Determination of the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field during archaeological times: Reliability of the Thellier Technique
After indicating the basis of the technique, its use with a cryogenic SQUID magnetometer is outlined, particular emphasis being given to the need for stringent reliability criteria. Comparison ofExpand
Optical dating: Recuperation after bleaching
Abstract Bleaching by sunlight results in rapid reduction of optically-stimulated luminescence, e.g. by a factor of 300 in 15 min for one of the several samples of quartz so far tried. However, ifExpand
Archaeological dating using physical phenomena
A review is given of the science-based techniques that have been used to establish archaeological chronologies from the million-year range down to the historical period. In addition to the discussionExpand
Optical dating : A non-specialist review.
Abstract Optical dating was developed primarily for sediments (though application to pottery has also been made) and has the particular advantage over thermoluminescence (TL) that at deposition theExpand
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