Progress and problems with automated TL dating

H. McKerrell, V. Mejdahl

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    A number of basic problems connected with the measurement of beta and gamma dose-rates are discussed, and the possibility of using low-temperature peaks in quartz and feldspar for dose-rate measurements is examined. Preliminary results of TL measurements on individual grains of quartz and feldspar are presented. A TL dating method based on the difference in the archaeological dose received by potassium feldspar and quartz grains is proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages36
    ISBN (Print)87-550-0732-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1981


    • Risø-M-2265
    • Age estimation
    • Archaeological specimens
    • Beta dosimetry
    • Dose rates
    • Feldspars
    • Gamma dosimetry
    • Quartz
    • Thermoluminescence
    • Thermoluminescent dosimetry


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