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September 20, 2018

Two years after sampling sites in the south of Italy and leaving dosimeters for the OSL dating Marine and Tom returned to take the dosimeters back and do some additional gamma spec measurements. 

The three sites; Oscurscuito (near Ginosa), Grotta della Cala (in Marina de Camerota) and Castelcivita (near Salerno) are important M-U Palaeolithic sites in Italy, archiving Mousterian, Uluzzian and Proto-Aurignacian sequences. 

 (Above). Fran...

September 15, 2017

 A novel method of dating K-feldspars using a technique called infra-red radiofluorescence (IR-RF) is about to be applied in the PalaeoChron project at Oxford. The method has been worked on for several years, and our own Dr Marine Frouin is one of the leaders in the field. It opens the possibility of extending the range of luminescence methods back to 1 million years, and therefore makes possible a new application of the technique to...

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