thermoluminescent dating

thermoluminescent dating

[¦thər·mō‚lü·mə¦nes·ənt ′dād·iŋ]
(archeology)
A method of dating the firing of pottery samples in which the amount of thermoluminescence from a heated sample is used to determine the number of trapped electrons resulting from absorption of alpha radiation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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