Universität Wien FIND

260271 VO Advanced Module Nuclear and Isotope Physics (2008S)

Science based dating methods

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Di 15:45-17:15 VERA-SR Isotopenforschung, Währinger Straße 17, Hoftrakt, 1. Stk., 1090 Wien.
Vorbesprechung: Di 4.3.2008 15:45;
Beginn voraussichtlich am 11.3.2008


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture gives an introduction to "science-based" dating methods. Methods covering the time span relevant for archaeology, palaeontology and prehistory, will be presented in detail. Emphasis will be put on the well established 14C-method. In addition, methods applicable for geological time scales, (e.g. 40K/40Ar-method) will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participants will get an overview of the most important dating methods. This should enable the students to assess the applicability of the discussed methods for specific dating problems.

Examination topics

Lecture; visit at the sample preparation and accelerator laboratory of VERA.

Reading list

Literatur wird zu den einzelnen Methoden in der Vorlesung angegeben.

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