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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1987)

Document title

Suggested terminology for Quaternary dating methods

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

COLMAN S. M. ; PIERCE K. L. ; BIRKELAND P. W. ;

Abstract

The AA. recommend the use of the terms numerical-age, calibrated-age, relative-age, and correlated-age. They also classify dating methods by type into sideral, isotopic, radiogenic, chemical and biological, geomorphic and correlation methods. The use of " absolute " is inappropriate for most dating methods, and should be replaced by " numerical ". The use of " date " should be minimized in favor of " age " or " age estimate ". They recommend use of the abbreviations ka and Ma for mostages| calender dates can be used were appropriate and Yr B.P. can be used for radiocarbon ages

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research

Editor :

Millesime : 1987, vol. 28, no2 [pp. 314-319]

Bibliographic references : 18 réf.

Language

Anglais

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