Books about radiocarbon dating

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Technological changes can be used for relative dating of archaeological material.The three-age system devised by the Danish archaeologist Christian Thomsen in the 1830s made use of technological criteria.He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy; he was also awarded the 2013 Cotsen Prize for Life-Time Achievement in World Archaeology.Radiocarbon Dating inaugurates a new series, "Interpreting the Past," published jointly by the British Museum and the University of California, the determination of the age of an object, of a natural phenomenon, or of a series of events.

Pollen analysis, or palynology, involves the microscopic examination of fossil pollen grains in stratified peat and lake deposits.This volume is a major revision and expansion of Taylor’s seminal book Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective.It covers the major advances and accomplishments of the 14C method in archaeology and analyzes factors that affect the accuracy and precision of 14C-based age estimates.From 1974 to 2002, he was the director of the UCR Radiocarbon Laboratory and was affiliated with the UCR Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics.Ofer Bar-Yosef is the Mac Curdy Research Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Harvard University.

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