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Geochronology beyond radiocarbon; optically stimulated luminescence dating of palaeoenvironments and archaeological sites

Constantin D. Athanassas and Guenther A. Wagner
Geochronology beyond radiocarbon; optically stimulated luminescence dating of palaeoenvironments and archaeological sites (in Earth sciences for cultural heritage, Gilberto Artioli (editor) and Simona Quartieri (editor))
Elements (February 2016) 12 (1): 27-32

Abstract

This article reviews optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating as used on Quaternary sediments and for archaeological dating. The underlying physics is summarized and the laboratory method itself is described. Examples of OSL dating illustrate its use in palaeoenvironmental and archaeological contexts, although problems associated with the technique are also addressed. Finally, we discuss long-range variants of OSL that may help date deposits currently considered too old for OSL to be applied.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 12
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Geochronology beyond radiocarbon; optically stimulated luminescence dating of palaeoenvironments and archaeological sites
Title: Earth sciences for cultural heritage
Author(s): Athanassas, Constantin D.Wagner, Guenther A.
Author(s): Artioli, Gilbertoeditor
Author(s): Quartieri, Simonaeditor
Affiliation: Centre de Recherche & d'Enseignement de Geosciences, de l'Environnement (CEREGE), Aix-en-Provence, France
Affiliation: Universita di Padova, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, Padua, Italy
Pages: 27-32
Published: 201602
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 28
Accession Number: 2016-025879
Categories: GeochronologyQuaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables
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Secondary Affiliation: Universita di Messina, ITA, ItalyUniversitaet Heidelberg, DEU, Germany
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201613
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