, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 50–54

Luminescence and radiocarbon dating as tools for the recognition of extraterrestrial impacts


DOI: 10.2478/s13386-011-0004-y

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Stankowski, W.T.J. Geochron (2011) 38: 50. doi:10.2478/s13386-011-0004-y


Extraterrestrial events and the extraterrestrial origin of both material and impact forms were recognized in the Morasko, Kaali and Przełazy shallow geological profiles by means of luminescence and radiocarbon dating as well as the frequency of magnetic spherules. The obtained results provide a promising tool for proving theat extraterrestrial events affected characteristic lithological and morphological environmental features.


impactsluminescence datingradiometric dating

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Higher School of Economy (WSG)BydgoszczPoland
  2. 2.Adam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland