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Luminescence dating of fine-grain Holocene sediments from a coastal setting
Bailiff, I.K.; Tooley, M.J. (2000). Luminescence dating of fine-grain Holocene sediments from a coastal setting, in: Shennan, I. et al. (Ed.) Holocene land-ocean interaction and environmental change around the North Sea. Geological Society Special Publication, 166: pp. 55-67
In: Shennan, I.; Andrews, J. (Ed.) (2000). Holocene land-ocean interaction and environmental change around the North Sea. Geological Society Special Publication, 166. The Geological Society: London, UK. ISBN 1-86239-054-1. 326 pp., more
In: Hartley, A.J. et al. (Ed.) Geological Society Special Publication. Geological Society of London: Oxford; London; Edinburgh; Boston, Mass.; Carlton, Vic.. ISSN 0305-8719, more
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    VLIZ: Geology and Geophysics [6041]

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  • Bailiff, I.K.
  • Tooley, M.J.

Abstract
    A detailed study of a core of Holocene age from a site (Adventurers' Land, F21) in the Fenlands, UK, based on the measurement of infra-red-stimulated luminescence (IRSL) with silt-sized fractions of water-laid deposits has yielded a sequence of 24 luminescence ages. An additive dose procedure was applied to evaluate the palaeodose, and the annual dose was assessed on the basis of radioactivity and elemental analyses of samples taken from the core. The proportions by weight of the mineral fraction of water and organic material within the sediments ranged from c. 20 to 170% for the former and between c. 10 and 25% for the latter. Overall, the sequence of IRSL age evaluations is consistent with the calibrated radiocarbon ages obtained for three intercalated organic horizons within the core. Although the luminescence ages for F21A do not possess a resolution that would enable rates of sedimentation between the organic sediments to be determined with confidence, the general trend of the luminescence ages with depth suggests a chronological resolution of the order of 1 ka or better .

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