Luminescence dating laboratory
The laboratory was created in 1989 by Professor Ann Wintle, and since 2000 has been run by Prof Geoff Duller and Prof Helen Roberts.
We also have a Hönle UVACUBE400 solar simulator for bleaching experiments.
The heating must have taken the object above 500° C, which covers most ceramics, although very high-fired porcelain creates other difficulties.
It will often work well with stones that have been heated by fire.
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The luminescence dating laboratory undertakes optically stimulated luminescence (OSL/IRSL) and Thermoluminescence (TL) as well as Infrared-Radiofluorescence (IR-RF) on sediment samples.