Luminescence Dating in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geoarchaeology

An Overview

  • Ioannis Liritzis
  • Ashok Kumar Singhvi
  • James K. Feathers
  • Gunther A. Wagner
  • Annette Kadereit
  • Nikolaos Zacharias
  • Sheng-Hua Li
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 5-20
  4. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 21-24
  5. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 25-40
  6. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 41-43
  7. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 45-59
  8. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 61-63
  9. Ioannis Liritzis, Ashok Kumar Singhvi, James K. Feathers, Gunther A. Wagner, Annette Kadereit, Nikolaos Zacharias et al.
    Pages 65-66
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 67-70

About this book

Introduction

The field of Luminescence Dating has reached a level of maturity. Both research and applications from all fields of archaeological science, from archaeological materials to anthropology and geoarchaeology, now routinely employ luminescence dating. The advent of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) techniques and the potential for exploring a spectrum of grain aliquots enhanced the applicability, accuracy and the precision of luminescence dating. The present contribution reviews the physical basis, mechanisms and methodological aspects of luminescence dating; discusses advances in instrumentations and facilities, improvements in analytical procedures, and statistical treatment of data along with some examples of applications across continents, covering all periods (Middle Palaeolithic to Medieval) and both Old and New World archaeology.  They also include interdisciplinary applications that contribute to palaeo-landscape reconstruction.

Keywords

Archaeology Luminescence Dating Medieval OSL Optically Stimulated Luminescence Palaeo-Landscape Palaeolithic Paleoanthropology

Authors and affiliations

  • Ioannis Liritzis
    • 1
  • Ashok Kumar Singhvi
    • 2
  • James K. Feathers
    • 3
  • Gunther A. Wagner
    • 4
  • Annette Kadereit
    • 5
  • Nikolaos Zacharias
    • 6
  • Sheng-Hua Li
    • 7
  1. 1., Lab of ArchaeometryUniversity of the AegeanRhodesGreece
  2. 2., Planetary and Geosciences DivisionPhysical Research LaboratoryAhmedabadIndia
  3. 3., Luminescence Dating LabUniversity of WashingtonWashingtonUSA
  4. 4., Geographisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  5. 5., Geographisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  6. 6., Dept. of History, Archaeology & CulturalUniversity of PeloponneseKalamataGreece
  7. 7., Dept. of Earth SciencesThe Hong Kong UniversityHong Kong SARChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00170-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00169-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00170-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-589X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5903
  • About this book