This introductory textbook introduces the basics of dating, the range of techniques available and the strengths and limitations of each of the principal methods.
- the concept of time in Quaternary Science and related fields
- the history of dating from lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy
- the development and application of radiometric methods
- different methods in dating: radiometric dating, incremental dating, relative dating and age equivalence
Presented in a clear and straightforward manner with the minimum of technical detail, this text is a great introduction for both students and practitioners in the Earth, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences.
Praise for the 1st edition:
"This book is a must for any Quaternary scientist." SOUTH AFRICAN GEOGRAPHICAL JOURNAL, September 2006
“…very well organized, clearly and straightforwardly written and provides a good overview on the wide field of Quaternary dating methods…” JOURNAL OF QUATERNARY SCIENCE, January 2007
New in the 2nd edition:
- Full colour photographs and diagrams for enhanced clarity and readability
- Updated to include all technical advances made since the publication of the first edition
- New and updated examples bring the reader the latest methods in current contexts
- Two new co-authors, Helen Roberts and Geoff Duller, broaden and enhance the perspective of the book