Dating of speleothems

14-Feb-2017 08:08

This method has a dating range up to about 600.000 years.

We use U-Th dating to obtain a chronology for stalagmites which are used for palaeoclimate research (pdf), dating carbonate crusts on cave art to derive minimum age constraints for underlying art(paper Hoffmann et al. (2012) (DOI: 10.1126/science.1219957), speleothem formations in stratigraphic relationship with archaeological artefacts, travertine formation in relation with archaeology.

are deposits which hang from the ceiling of a cave, looking like icicles.

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