Quaternary dating methods wiley
In this chapter, we examine the development of ideas relating to geological time and, in particular, to Quaternary dating.The aim of this book is to describe, evaluate and exemplify the different dating techniques that are applicable within the field of Quaternary science. Rather, it is a book that is written from the perspective of the user community as opposed to that of the laboratory expert.It is, above all, a book that lays emphasis on the practical side of Quaternary dating, for the principal focus is on examples or case studies.These sections provide important background information, and both a chronological and stratigraphic context for the remainder of the book.
1.2 The Development of Quaternary Dating Early approaches to dating the past were closely associated with attempts to establish the age of the earth.
It precedes the Hoxnian Stage and follows the Cromerian Stage in the British Isles.