Articles | Volume 63, issue 3
30 Sep 2008
 | 30 Sep 2008

Recent developments in Quaternary dating methods

I. Hajdas, S. Ivy-Ochs, R. Pickering, and F. Preussner

Abstract. An overview of methods to numerically date continental Quaternary deposits is provided including radiocarbon, Uranium series, cosmogenic nuclides, luminescence and electron spin resonance. Physical background and methodology are briefly described and potential problems as well as recent developments in the field are highlighted.