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Methods of dating

Journal Article:

Abstract

Scientific methods of dating, born less than thirty years ago, have recently improved tremendously. First the dating principles will be given; then it will be explained how, through natural radioactivity, we can have access to the age of an event or an object; the case of radiocarbon will be especially emphasized. The principle of relative methods such as thermoluminescence or paleomagnetism will also be shortly given. What is the use for dating. The fields of its application are numerous; through these methods, relatively precise ages can be given to the major events which have been keys in the history of universe, life and man; thus, dating is a useful scientific tool in astrophysics, geology, biology, anthropology and archeology. Even if certain ages are still subject to controversies, we can say that these methods have confirmed evolution's continuity, be it on a cosmic, biologic or human scale, where ages are measured in billions, millions or thousands of years respectively.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 1986
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
FRD-87-001083; EDB-87-075979
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Rev. Palais Decouverte; (France); Journal Volume: 14:137
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; AGE ESTIMATION; CARBON 14; ISOTOPE DATING; MAGNETISM; THERMOLUMINESCENCE; USES; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; CARBON ISOTOPES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; LIGHT NUCLEI; LUMINESCENCE; NUCLEI; RADIOISOTOPES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 580100* - Geology & Hydrology- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6933616
Research Organizations:
Paris-11 Univ., 91-Orsay, France
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: RPDED
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
Pages: 18-35
Announcement Date:
May 01, 1987

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Citation Formats

Gatty, B. Methods of dating. France: N. p., 1986. Web.
Gatty, B. Methods of dating. France.
Gatty, B. 1986. "Methods of dating." France.
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title = {Methods of dating}
author = {Gatty, B}
abstractNote = {Scientific methods of dating, born less than thirty years ago, have recently improved tremendously. First the dating principles will be given; then it will be explained how, through natural radioactivity, we can have access to the age of an event or an object; the case of radiocarbon will be especially emphasized. The principle of relative methods such as thermoluminescence or paleomagnetism will also be shortly given. What is the use for dating. The fields of its application are numerous; through these methods, relatively precise ages can be given to the major events which have been keys in the history of universe, life and man; thus, dating is a useful scientific tool in astrophysics, geology, biology, anthropology and archeology. Even if certain ages are still subject to controversies, we can say that these methods have confirmed evolution's continuity, be it on a cosmic, biologic or human scale, where ages are measured in billions, millions or thousands of years respectively.}
journal = {Rev. Palais Decouverte; (France)}
volume = {14:137}
journal type = {AC}
place = {France}
year = {1986}
month = {Apr}
}