Pottery Dating from Thermoluminescence

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Science  15 Apr 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3720, pp. 347-348
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3720.347


For pottery sherds from an arid region, the ratio of natural thermoluminescence to thermoluminescence induced by a standard dose of radiation corresponds closely to the independently assessed archeologic age. Difficulties in age determination, because of variations among sherds, are reduced by averaging results for samples from the same time period.