Other Radioactive Decay-Based Dating Techniques

  • Mary E. Malainey
Part of the Manuals in Archaeological Method, Theory and Technique book series (MATT)


Uranium series dating, potassium–argon dating, argon–argon dating, and fission track dating are presented in this chapter. These techniques are widely employed by geologists because very old deposits can be dated but the number of archaeological applications is increasing. More detailed descriptions of these techniques can be found in general geochronology books and compilations, including those referred to in the introduction to Part II.


Electron Spin Resonance Fission Track Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry Tooth Enamel Spontaneous Fission 
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  • Mary E. Malainey
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyBrandon UniversityBrandonCanada

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