Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified chronology in archaeology and geology. Absolute dating techniques include radiocarbon dating of wood or bones, potassium-argon dating, and trapped-charge dating methods such as thermoluminescence dating of glazed ceramics.
Is thermoluminescence dating absolute or relative?
Absolute dating methods mainly include radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology and thermoluminescence.
What type of dating is thermoluminescence?
As a crystalline material is heated during measurements, the process of thermoluminescence starts. Thermoluminescence emits a weak light signal that is proportional to the radiation dose absorbed by the material. It is a type of luminescence dating.