Quaternary dating methods walker
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Notes.2 Radiometric Dating 1: Radiocarbon Dating.2.1 Introduction.2.2 Basic principles.2.3 Radiocarbon measurement.2.4 Sources of error in radiocarbon dating.
2.5 Some problematic dating materials.2.6 Calibration of the radiocarbon timescale.2.7 Applications of radiocarbon dating.
This book by Mike Walker proved ideal in this respect.
It considered everything I needed to know on the subject, starting with a general background on the subject the book considered atomic structure, radioactivity generally and radiometric dating techniques; very useful information for someone just starting to study the subject.
He starts off with a history on dating methods and the search to find a reliable "clock" that range from using chronologies to isotopes.Notes.3 Radiometric Dating 2: Dating using Long-lived and Short-lived Isotopes.3.1 Introduction.3.2 Potassium argon and Argon argon dating.3.3 Uranium series dating.3.4 Cosmogenic nuclide dating.3.5 Dating using short-lived isotopes.Notes.4 Radiometric Dating 3: Radiation Exposure Dating.4.1 Introduction.4.2 Luminescence dating.4.3 Electron spin resonance dating.4.4 Fission track dating.Furthermore, Mike mentions and discusses the errors and examples of erroneous results from each of the dating methods found in this book.Also he discusses results that give way to certain philosophies such "apparent young age" results from U-Series dating. problems and sources of error with the Dating methods4.