E&G – Quaternary Science Journal

Vol. 57 No 1-2: Recent progress in Quaternary dating methods

Editor-in-chief Holger Freund
Guest Editor Frank Preusser, Irka Hajdas, Susan Ivy-Ochs
Editor DEUQUA – Deutsche Quartärvereinigung e.V.
Tags esr-datierung, radiocarbon dating, quaternary studies, radiokohlenstoffmethode, magnetic dating, magnetische datierung, sedimente, vulkanite, 230th/u-altersbestimmung, speläotheme, lumineszenzdatierung, oberflächenexpositionsdatierungen, kosmogene nuklide, numerische alter
Journal 258 pages URN Licence 80x15
Format 17 x 24 cm DOI 10.3285/eg.57.1-2 Language Deutsch/Englisch
Binding Softcover ISSN 0424-7116 Released 2008-08-01
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This volume of Quaternary Science Journal (Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart) comprises a number of articles reviewing the present status of physical dating methods in Quaternary research, with a special focus on continental deposits and archaeological materials. During the past two decades there has been an increased need for establishing independent timeframes in the context of, in particular, archaeological and palaeoclimate research. Over the same time period, enormous methodological improvements have been achieved with regard to Quaternary dating methods. These have had a similar pace as the developments in computer and information technology.
The ten articles in the present volume aim to provide the non-specialist with an overview on the physical basis of different dating approaches, which kind of procedures are applied from sampling to age calculation, which problems may interfere with proper age calculation and how these problems can be identifi ed and corrected for. The articles should fi ll the gap between text books, usually only scratching the surface of particular methods, and pure methodological reviews, mostly inaccessible for the non-specialist who lacks the necessary background. We are aware that not all methods for dating Quaternary materials are included but the present volume should cover the most common approaches used in Quaternary research.

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