Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating of covers and deposits from Flixborough, Lincolnshire

Author(s): Jean-Luc Schwenninger

A series of samples was collected from two trenches near Flixborough in Lincolnshire for optically stimulated luminescence dating (OSL). The dates were obtained from sand-sized quartz grains and palaeodose determinations were made using a single aliquot regenerative-dose (SAR) protocol. The environmental dose rate for each sample was calculated using the results obtained by neutron activation analysis (NAA) and in situ gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements. The concentrations of radioactive elements were above detection limits and the samples and their luminescence characteristics were close to optimal for obtaining reliable luminescence age estimates.

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Geochronology Luminescence Dating Optically Stimulated Luminescence


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