thermoluminescence dating


noun Archaeology.

a method of dating archaeological specimens, chiefly pottery, by measuring the radiation given off by ceramic materials as they are heated.

Nearby words

  1. thermography,
  2. thermoinhibitory,
  3. thermojunction,
  4. thermolabile,
  5. thermoluminescence,
  6. thermolysis,
  7. thermolytic,
  8. thermomagnetic,
  9. thermomassage,
  10. thermometer

Origin of thermoluminescence dating

First recorded in 1965–70

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