In recent years samples from all around the world have been dated.
These include archaeological sediments from USA and South Africa, relict cold-climate desert sands from Arctic Canada, dune sands from Zambia, Zimbabwe, The Netherlands and UK and lake sediments from Mexico.
The error limits on the dates obtained are typically in the range of 5 to 10%.
Our standard cost for OSL dating is £550 VAT per sample but prices can vary depending on the nature and number of samples (see our schedule of charges).
The luminescence facility has a suite of laboratories which are fully equipped to isolate and clean the appropriate grain size mineral fractions from samples under controlled darkroom conditions and for measurement both at single aliquot and single grain levels.
He is a professionally trained archaeologist with an interest in dating methods.
He has been involved in luminescence dating since 1986.
The age range for pottery and other ceramics covers the entire period in which these materials have been produced.
The typical range for burnt stone or sediment is from about 100 to 300,000 years.