Project

Beyond sediments: luminescence chronometry of consolidated rocks

Duration
01 January 2015 → 31 December 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Keywords
geochronology luminescence dating consolidated rocks quaternary
 
Project description

The project develops two innovative areas of research: (i) luminescence-thermochronology and (ii)rock surface exposure dating. The first aims at providing chronologies for recent development of mountainous and tectonic topography and geomorphology; the second at determining the time that elapsed since hard-rock surfaces, with cultural, archaeological or geological significance, became either shielded from or exposed to sunlight.