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dc.contributor.author Durcan, J. A.
dc.contributor.author Roberts, H. M.
dc.contributor.author Duller, G. A. T.
dc.contributor.author Alizai, A. H.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-30T14:19:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-30T14:19:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-31
dc.identifier.citation Durcan , J A , Roberts , H M , Duller , G A T & Alizai , A H 2010 , ' Testing the use of range-finder OSL dating to inform field sampling and laboratory processing strategies ' Quaternary Geochronology , vol 5 , no. 2-3 , pp. 86-90 . , 10.1016/j.quageo.2009.02.014 en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 149676
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4632
dc.description Durcan, J. A., Roberts, H. M., Duller, G. A. T., Alizai, A. H. (2010) Testing the use of range-finder OSL dating to inform field sampling and laboratory processing. Quaternary Geochronology, 5 (2-3), 86-90. Sponsorship: The Leverhulme Trust (grant number RG1428) en
dc.description.abstract A newly developed range-finder luminescence dating method is applied to samples from the eastern Punjab region of Pakistan. Overbank sediments from this area are the subject of an ongoing project into the demise of the Harappan civilization about 4.2 ka and the range-finder technique was used to ascertain whether samples from three pits are from this part of the Holocene. Luminescence measurements of raw sample gave a signal dominated by feldspars, even when using a [post-IR] optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) signal. Following etching in hydrofluoric acid samples gave OSL signals characteristic of quartz and these were used to calculate the equivalent dose. The total dose rate was estimated from beta counting. Eight range-finder OSL ages extend from 4000 to 6600 years ago and are consistent with two radiocarbon ages from the same pits demonstrating that these sediments do straddle the period of interest for this project. The range-finder approach provides a rapid means of informing future field sampling campaigns. en
dc.format.extent 5 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Quaternary Geochronology en
dc.title Testing the use of range-finder OSL dating to inform field sampling and laboratory processing strategies en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2009.02.014
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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