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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 21600 - Introduction To Science-Based Dating


Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to age determination techniques used in archaeology and the earth sciences. Various techniques currently in use, and their impact on our understanding of the past, will be described qualitatively. Topics covered include dating by use of Carbon 14, thermoluminescence, tree rings, and fission tracks, and surface exposure dating by use of cosmogenic nuclides. Typically offered Spring.