radiochronology

radiochronology

[¦rad·ē·ō·krə′näl·ə·jē]
(geology)
An absolute-age dating method based on the existing ratio between radioactive parent elements (such as uranium-238) and their radiogenic daughter isotopes (such as lead-206).
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A test of the possible influence of seabird activity on the (210)Pb flux in high Arctic ponds at Cape Vera, Devon Island, Nunavut: Implications for radiochronology. Journal of Paleolimnology 40(3):783 - 791.
Radiochronology indicates that the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition occurred in the Iberian Peninsula around 5700 cal BE Few Mesolithic sites exist beyond this limit; the few exceptions are explained by the limitations and circumstances of archaeological science in general and the C14 method in particular.