This introductory textbook introduces the basics of dating, the range of techniques available and the strengths and limitations of each of the principal methods.
- the concept of time in Quaternary Science and related fields
- the history of dating from lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy
- the development and application of radiometric methods
- different methods in dating: radiometric dating, incremental dating, relative dating and age equivalence
Presented in a clear and straightforward manner with the minimum of technical detail, this text is a great introduction for both students and practitioners in the Earth, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences.
Praise from the reviews:
This book is a must for any Quaternary scientist. SOUTH AFRICAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL, September 2006
very well organized, clearly and straightforwardly written and provides a good overview on the wide field of Quaternary dating methods JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, January 2007
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