tephrochronology


Also found in: Wikipedia.

tephrochronology

[¦tef·rō·krə′näl·ə·jē]
(geology)
The dating of different layers of volcanic ash for the establishment of a sequence of geologic and archeologic occurrences.
References in periodicals archive ?
Stratigraphic phasing, tephrochronology, artefact types and 14C dating indicate that the longhouse was built in the late ninth or early tenth century and abandoned by the early eleventh century.
Snowball presented an original talk about validating varve chronologies with independent complementary dating techniques (historically dated marker layers, palaeomagnetic secular variations, tephrochronology, atmospheric lead pollution isochrones and radiocarbon wiggle matching) to reduce chronological uncertainties.
Samples for paleomagnetic analysis, sedimentary analysis, tephrochronology, and palynology were exported to the US for analysis.
5 kg sample was shipped to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Tephrochronology Laboratory at Menlo Park, California.
Tephrochronology of the Ash Hollow Formation (Ogallala Group)--Northern Great Plains.
Although now tephrochronology is used successfully in Quaternary geology and archaeology, identification of coeval ash beds in the Palaeozoic rocks appears to be more complicated.
Newnham RM, de Lange PJ, Lowe DJ (1995) Holocene vegetation, climate, and history of a raised bog complex, northern New Zealand, based on palynology, plant macrofossils, and tephrochronology.
Research in the inland regions of New Britain has capitalised on an excellent volcanic tephrochronology that provides relative dating for buried deposits across a large region (e.
The tephrochronology of Iceland and the North Atlantic region during the Middle and Late Quaternary: a review.
Tephrochronology and Late Holocene soil erosion in south Iceland, in J.
Dendrochronology, ice-core analysis and tephrochronology, where data-resolution can be constrained either by annual to sub-annual banding or precise isochrones, can make important contributions to tackling the persistent chronological problems in archaeology.
The seven papers in the section on dating offer interesting extensions of optically-stimulated luminescence (OSL), tephrochronology, and geomagnetic, electron spin resonance (ESR), and uranium-series dating, as well as a comparison of denrochronology with other dating methods.