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Luminescence Dating in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geoarchaeology

An Overview

Authors: Liritzis, I., Singhvi, A.K., Feathers, J.K., Wagner, G.A., Kadereit, A., Zacharias, N., Li, S.-H.

  • Fully detailed overview of the applications of luminescence dating in archaeology & geoarchaeology
  • Young researchers find a robust, adequate, up to date reference work
  • Various disciplines (archaeology, geography, palaeoclimate, anthropology, physics, geology) get triggered by the potentiality of luminescence chronology
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The field of Luminescence Dating has reached a level of maturity. Both research and applications from all fields of archaeological science, from archaeological materials to anthropology and geoarchaeology, now routinely employ luminescence dating. The advent of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) techniques and the potential for exploring a spectrum of grain aliquots enhanced the applicability, accuracy and the precision of luminescence dating. The present contribution reviews the physical basis, mechanisms and methodological aspects of luminescence dating; discusses advances in instrumentations and facilities, improvements in analytical procedures, and statistical treatment of data along with some examples of applications across continents, covering all periods (Middle Palaeolithic to Medieval) and both Old and New World archaeology.  They also include interdisciplinary applications that contribute to palaeo-landscape reconstruction.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Liritzis, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Luminescence Dating Protocols and Dating Range

    Liritzis, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 5-20

  • Dose Rate

    Liritzis, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 21-24

  • Luminescence Dating of Archaeological Materials

    Liritzis, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 25-40

  • Luminescence-Based Authenticity Testing

    Liritzis, Ioannis (et al.)

    Pages 41-43

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Luminescence Dating in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geoarchaeology
Book Subtitle
An Overview
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00170-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00170-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00169-2
Series ISSN
2191-589X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 70
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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