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Suggested terminology for Quaternary dating methods

Auteurs :
COLMAN, S. M.
PIERCE, K. L.
BIRKELAND, P. W.

Description :
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.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Quaternary research, 1987, vol. 28, n°. 2, p. 314-319, Références bibliographiques : 18 réf.

Date :
1987

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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