Optical dating archaeology

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Moser This summer during the height of the University of South Florida/Ohio State University field school at Crystal River Archaeological State Park, I had the opportunity to speak with Dr.

Jack Rink about a new technique that he using to determine the age of the Crystal River archaeological site. Rink is a professor and researcher at Mc Master University, Mc Master Institute of Applied Radiation Sciences. After working on projects in Africa, Europe and Asia, Dr.

The measurement process is actually much more complicated…but, for now, I’ll will just leave it at that.

OSL dating is potentially very useful for archaeologists.

The Geoprobe was necessary in order to penetrate the thick layers of shell that were present on the site. Each core was collected using opaque black tubes to prevent its exposure to sunlight.

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