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Luminescence Dating

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These guidelines are designed to establish good practice in the use of luminescence dating for providing chronological frameworks. They provide practical advice on using luminescence dating methods in archaeology. The guidelines will help archaeologists and site investigators to assess whether luminescence dating will be of value in providing chronological information for understanding their site. They are divided into three main parts:

  • Part A, an introduction to luminescence dating, including the principles underlying the method and the measurement procedures used;
  • Part B, a section on the practicalities of collecting samples, collaborating with a luminescence laboratory, understanding the results obtained and presenting luminescence ages;
  • Part C, a series of case studies to illustrate the use of the method.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51431


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