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Radiometric Dating

Edited by Danuta Michalska Nawrocka

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

This book explores a diversity of topics related to radiometric dating, with particular emphasis on the method of radiocarbon dating and a cross-check of its results with luminescence measurements. Starting from the chapter on Methodology the book includes, among other topics, the description of the problem of preparation of samples for 14C measurement, a wide application of the radiocarbon method and a comparison of results obtained by various methods, including the radiocarbon method, the method of OSL, TL and palynology. The issue of radiocarbon dating of mortars and plasters is thoroughly discussed in the book. Chapter Two, Applications, and Three, Luminescence and Radiocarbon Measurements, provide examples of the application of the radiocarbon method in the study of archaeological, geological sites, from the analysis of soils, loesses, to the study of organic deposits filling the depressions in the Morasko Meteorite Nature Reserve. A wide range of studies reveals the great potential of the radiocarbon method, and the presented papers reflect interdisciplinary research.

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Radiometric DatingEdited by Danuta Michalska Nawrocka

Published: May 9th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1948

ISBN: 978-953-51-0596-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5001-5

Copyright year: 2012

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23 Web of Science Citations

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1. Improved Sample Preparation Methodology on Lime Mortar for Reliable 14C Dating

By Luis Angel Ortega, Maria Cruz Zuluaga, Ainhoa Alonso-Olazabal, Maite Insausti, Xabier Murelaga and Alex Ibañez


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2. Dating of Old Lime Based Mixtures with the "Pure Lime Lumps" Technique

By Giovanni L.A. Pesce and Richard J. Ball


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3. Holocene Soil Chronofunctions, Luochuan, Chinese Loess Plateau

By Gang Liu, Wennian Xu, Qiong Zhang and Zhenyao Xia


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4. Radiocarbon Dating in Archaeological Sites Chronology

By Danuta Michalska Nawrocka, Małgorzata Szczepaniak and Andrzej Krzyszowski


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5. Geochronology of Soils and Landforms in Cultural Landscapes on Aeolian Sandy Substrates, Based on Radiocarbon and Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating (Weert, SE-Netherlands)

By J.M. van Mourik, A.C. Seijmonsbergen and B. Jansen


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6. Luminescence Dating as Comparative Data to Radiocarbon Age Estimation of Morasko Spherical Depressions

By Wojciech T.J. Stankowski and Andrzej Bluszcz


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