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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Clandestine Library For Further Reading. Mike Walker does us a huge favor in writing such a detailed, technical account of modern dating methods that range from tree rings dendochronology to isotopes radiometric dating. He starts off with a history on dating methods and the search to find a reliable "clock" that range from using chronologies to isotopes.

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He then talks about certainties, precision, accuracy of dating methods and how scientists decide when to trust and when not to trust a certain date resulting from an instrument or dating technique. Throughout the book, Mike Walker carries the reader through and describes instruments and machines used in dating methods like for example, the 5-Mv Accelerator Mass Spectrometer used for Radiocarbon Dating objects.

It should be noted that this book deals with methods used for up to the Quaternary period dating, not beyond. That is, it is these methods are used for dates up to around 2. There are numerous examples that are in-depth, for each dating method discussed in the book.

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For example, actual tree ring data dendochronology used to detect and estimate climate changes throughout Europe, Asian, and North America. Or Radiocarbon dating examples such as results of a few skulls of Mexican Palaeo-Americans with confidence levels and also results of the estimated ages of the Shroud of Turin as a result of Radiocarbon 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. He is not afraid to talk about some conflicts within dating methods themselves such as 24 dates received for paintings at Cosquet Caves that range from 28, to 19, years ago.

The interval of a 9, years means high uncertainty compared to the normal uncertainty ranges of less than 1, when the object is in the 1, to 60, years-ago ranges. Here is the general basic setup of the chapters: Bravo for Mike Walker. Here is a Chapter Synopsis of the whole book not exhaustive: Dating Methods and the Quaternary - history of dating methods, precision and uncertainties 2. There are numerous examples that are in-depth, for each dating method discussed in the book.

For example, actual tree ring data dendochronology used to detect and estimate climate changes throughout Europe, Asian, and North America. Or Radiocarbon dating examples such as results of a few skulls of Mexican Palaeo-Americans with confidence levels and also results of the estimated ages of the Shroud of Turin as a result of Radiocarbon 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.

He is not afraid to talk about some conflicts within dating methods themselves such as 24 dates received for paintings at Cosquet Caves that range from 28, to 19, years ago. The interval of a 9, years means high uncertainty compared to the normal uncertainty ranges of less than 1, when the object is in the 1, to 60, years-ago ranges.


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Here is the general basic setup of the chapters: Bravo for Mike Walker. Here is a Chapter Synopsis of the whole book not exhaustive: Dating Methods and the Quaternary - history of dating methods, precision and uncertainties 2.

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Radiocarbon Dating - radiocarbon measurement, sources of error, problematic materials, calibration, alternate Radiocarbon dating techniques, applications and usage and limits of use 3. Radiation Exposure Dating - Luminescence Dating, Electron Spin Resonance Dating, Fission Track Dating, problems associated with these dating methods, applications and examples of usage and limits of use 5.

Techniques for Establishing Age Equivalence - Oxygen Isotope Chronostratigarphy, Tephrochronology, Palaeomagnetism, Palaeosols, problems associated with these methods, applications and usage and limits of use 8. Dating the Future - Biomolecular dating Hope this encourages people to buy this. This book too deserves a wide audience. I read this book for general interest, and I highly recommend it. It is written in a clear style that can be understood with a modest background in science.

The book is comprehensive, but it is kept interesting by the examples. I would never have guessed that radiocarbon dating has been applied to the carbon in iron implements and even to the mortar in buildings. Using overlapping patterns of growth rings, dating by tree rings has gone back 13, years. The science is fascinating and well-presented. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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Get to Know Us. The basics ofradioactivity and concepts of Quaternary stratigraphy are alsointroduced. Subsequent chapters cover the different datingtechniques, beginning with those based on the radioactive decay ofcertain chemical elements, through the use of annually-bandedrecords such as tree-rings and varves, to methods that enablematerials either to be ranked in terms of relative order ofantiquity or to be correlated using time-parallel marker horizonsin different sedimentary sequences.

Introduces each dating technique in a clear and straightforwardmanner, with a minimum of technical detail. Discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Focuses on the practical aspects of dating, with specificexamples that show the versatility of the differentapproaches. This book is essential reading for second and third-yearundergraduates in Physical Geography, Environmental Science, EarthScience and Archaeology, and for students taking courses inQuaternary Studies, Geochronology, and Palaeoclimatology.

It isequally important for professionals in the fields of Earth, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences, who need to know aboutthe range of dating techniques that are available, and about theirstrengths, limitations and potential applications. Table of contents Preface.