It is applicable to sedimentary deposits ranging from a few hundreds of years old to several hundred thousand years old.
ALRL is running a specialist course entitled "Luminescence Dating: Theory, Methods and Application" that will next run in November 2016.
This course is aimed at postgraduate students and academic staff who are interested either in applying luminescence dating as part of their research, or who will be utilising luminescence data produced by other people and wish to understand more about what is involved in the technique.
Places can be booked by contacting Dr Helen Roberts ([email protected]).
This volume holds a datelist of 647 radiocarbon determinations carried out between 20 in support of research funded by English Heritage throught the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund.
It contains supporting information about the samples and the sites which produced them, a comprehensive bibliography, and two indexes for reference and analysis.
An introduction provides information about the scientific dating undertaken, and methods used for the analyses reported.
Details of technical reports available for programmes of dendrochronology, luminescence dating, and amino-acid racemization funded under this scheme are also provided.
The datelist has been collated from information provided by the submitters of samples and the dating laboratories, in order to provide easy access to raw scientific and contextual data which may be used in further research.
Many of the sites and projects from which dates have been obtained are in the process of publication.
Full references are given to these reports for those requiring further detail.
Luminescence dating has become a widely recognised and important tool in deciphering Quaternary issues.