An Introduction to Dating Techniques: A Guide for Geomorphologists

C. R. Sloss*, K. E. Westaway, Q. Hua, C. V. Murray-Wallace

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This chapter provides researchers with a guide to some of the types of dating techniques that can be used in geomorphological investigations and issues that need to be addressed when using geochronological data, specifically issues relating to accuracy and precision. This chapter also introduces the 'types' of dating methods that are commonly used in geomorphological studies. This includes sidereal, isotopic, radiogenic, and chemical dating methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geomorphology
EditorsJohn F. Shroder, Adam Switzer, David M. Kennedy
Place of PublicationLondon; Waltham, MA
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780080885223, 0080885225
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2013


  • Amino acid racemization
  • Dating techniques
  • OSL dating
  • Radiocarbon dating


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