Encyclopedia of scientific dating methods updating sound card
All major accepted dating techniques are included, as well as all major datable materials.
Chapter abstract: Luminescence ages have an uncertainty of at least 4–5 %, mainly due to systematic errors in both dose rate (conversion factors) and equivalent dose (source calibration) estimation.
When it comes to determining the age of stuff scientists dig out of the ground, whether fossil or artifact, “there are good dates and bad dates and ugly dates,” says paleoanthropologist John Shea of Stony Brook University. The volume includes applications in terrestrial and extraterrestrial settings, the burgeoning field of molecular-clock dating and topics in the intersection of earth sciences with forensics. Creaser , Editorial board member Don Davis , Editorial board member Geoff Duller , Editorial board member James K. Dating methods are used to determine the timing and rate of various processes, such as sedimentation (terrestrial and marine), tectonics, volcanism, geomorphological change, cooling rates, crystallization, fluid flow, glaciation, climate change and evolution.This volume provides an overview of (1) the physical and chemical foundations of dating methods and (2) the applications of dating methods in the geological sciences, biology, and archaeology, in almost 200 articles from over 200 international authors.
The content covers a broad range of techniques and applications.No other volume has a similar scope, in terms of methods and applications and particularly time range.