Danuta Michalska Nawrocka

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Poland

Dr Danuta Michalska Nawrocka is a geologist working at the Institute of Geology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. She specialises in geochemistry of isotopes and geoarchaeology. Since 2000 she has cooperated with the team from the Gliwice Radiocarbon Laboratory, than with the Poznan Radiocarbon Laboratory and recently also with Circe AMS Laboratory in Caserta. Dr Michalska’s doctoral thesis was devoted to the problem of dating carbonate mortars, their preparation, petrography and geochemistry. For her work on the analysis of mortars from Poland and Israel she received the Prize of the Prime Minister for distinguished doctoral theses. In recent years, she has studied the modelling of processes occurring in materials selected for dating, at different pretreatment stages.

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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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