Author: Mark D. Bateman
Professor in Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction, Geography Department, University of Sheffield, UK
Luminescence dating is now widely applied by scientists working in Quaternary geology and archaeology to obtain ages for events as diverse as past earthquakes, desertification and cave occupation sites. Using quartz or feldspar minerals found in almost ubiquitous sand and finer sediments, lumines... more...
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Born in 1828 near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, Wyllie went to sea as an apprentice...