Question: How is thermoluminescence dating used in archaeology?

Thermoluminescence Dating. Thermoluminescence can be used to date materials containing crystalline minerals to a specific heating event. This is useful for ceramics, as it determines the date of firing, as well as for lava, or even sediments that were exposed to substantial sunlight.

How do you use thermoluminescence dating?

Thermoluminescence testing involves heating a sample until it releases a type of light, which is then measured to determine the last time the item was heated.

What can thermoluminescence dating?

Thermoluminescence can be used to date materials containing crystalline minerals to a specific heating event. This is useful for ceramics, as it determines the date of firing, as well as for lava, or even sediments that were exposed to substantial sunlight.

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