Luminescence Reader (Vorschau)

Development and application of alternative dating methods

Project Lead


Development and application of dating methods based on luminescence and electron spin resonance (ESRElektronenspinresonanz-Datierung Eine physikalische Datierungsmethode, die darauf beruht, daß die Menge magnetischer Anomalien im Probenmaterial proportional zur Lagerungszeit im Sediment ist.) methods. Using samples from the Blessberg Cave, thermoluminescence (TL) dating of speleothems is being tested, which has the potential to date calcite up to ~2 million years.

Furthermore, it is planned to date cave sediments.