Of the possible uranium-series dating schemes, the most important and most widely applied to marine carbonates is 230Th dating, with 231Pa dating playing an increasingly important role. For this reason, this review will focus on these two methods. 230Th dating, also referred to as U/Th dating or 238U-234U-230Th dating, involves calculating ages from radioactive decay and ingrowth relationships among 238U, 234U, and 230Th. 232Th is also typically measured as a long-lived, essentially stable index isotope (over the time scales relevant to 230Th dating). At present 230Th dating can,...

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