Unheated rock surfaces

The last light exposure of rock surfaces can be dated for establishing the age of e.g. the construction and destruction of walls

Unheated rock surfaces

  • Granite or other quartz/feldspar containing rocks are preferentially dated with spatially resolved luminescence

  • Marble, limestone surfaces are dated with Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) as well as Thermoluminescence (TL)

  • Spatially resolved luminescence is especially useful in this application with e.g. EMCCD-camera in lexsyg detector changer

Greilich S & Wagner GA (2006) Development of a spatially resolved dating technique using HR-OSL. Radiation Measurements 41, 738-743.