Its a very popular dating method in archaeology because not only can it date pottery, the type of material we find the most when excavating, but it can also date further back than 50,000 years unlike radiocarbon dating.
Is thermoluminescence an absolute dating method?
Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified chronology in archaeology and geology. Absolute dating techniques include radiocarbon dating of wood or bones, potassium-argon dating, and trapped-charge dating methods such as thermoluminescence dating of glazed ceramics.
Can you carbon date sand?
In the absence of macrofossils, sand can be dated if there is an organic material on the surface of the sand. If there is enough carbon present in the organic coating, a radiocarbon date can be obtained. If the sand is dark due to its mineral composition, then radiocarbon dating would likely not be successful.
How do you say thermoluminescent?
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