Electron Spin Resonance Dating

  • Rainer Grün
Part of the Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science book series (AAMS, volume 2)


Electron spin resonance (ESR) dating was introduced into archaeology about 20 years ago. Although the method is still in a rapid phase of development, it has demonstrated its value by providing new chronological evidence about the evolution of modern humans. ESR dating in archaeology has been applied to tooth enamel, speleothems, spring deposited travertines, shells and burnt flint. These applications are described in detail and examples are given to illustrate the contribution of ESR dating to the establishment of archaeological chronologies.


Electron Spin Resonance Dose Rate Electron Spin Resonance Spectrum Electron Spin Resonance Signal Optically Stimulate Luminescence 
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  • Rainer Grün
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  1. 1.Quaternary Dating Research CentreAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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