Lecture: Luminescence dating, Climate Change and Hominins

Speaker: Professor Phillip Toms, University of Gloucestershire

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £5.00

Date and Time

19:30 -


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN

Lecture Description

Luminescence dating is amongst the most versatile of geological chronometers. Drawing on ubiquitous, resilient datable material it can estimate the age of sedimentary events and heated archaeological artefacts spanning c. 10 to >105 yrs. This talk will outline the principles of this technique and instances where it has played a central role in uncovering past climate change and the evolution and dispersal of Hominins.

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