DURHAM LUMINESCENCE DATING
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Wondering about Luminescence dating? Could you use it to date your sample(s)/site(s)?
The department of Archaeology at Durham University houses the Durham Luminescence dating Laboratory (DLL). It was first established in 1983 and has developed considerable experience in dating a wide range of archaeological and sedimentary materials from around the world. The laboratory has a long-established international research profile; the scope of recent work includes both applications to archaeological samples and fundamental investigation of natural mineral luminescence. This research informs the methods applied in the service facility and our current interests include the dating of:
Sedimentary deposits (from archaeological sites, or sediments in fluvial, glacio-fluvial, periglacial, or aeolian contexts)
Medieval buildings (brick, mortar)
Dating stone surfaces of monuments and masonry
Earliest manufacture of pottery
Durham Luminescence dating Laboratory
Department of Archaeology, University of Durham
Lower Mount Joy, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LE
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