AThe Oasis Papers II: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project. (2009 Potential consequences of a Mid-Pleistocene impact event for the Middle Stone Age occupants of Dakhleh Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt.
More detailed descriptions of these techniques can be found in general geochronology books and compilations, including those referred to in the introduction to Part II.
I am a geochemist interested in the applications of scientific methods in archaeology and anthropology.
My two principal areas of research are: dating of prehistoric sites; and paleodiet inferred from studies of stable isotopes and other data.
Using stable isotopes, I am studying paleodiet of ancient populations.
Electron spin resonance dating can be described as trapped charge dating.
Radioactivity causes negatively charged electrons to move from a ground state, the valence band, to a higher energy level at the conduction band.
I am also using tetracycline in human bone as an indicator of foddering and dometication.
By studying stable isotopes in teeth of goats and gazelles from sites in Israel, we are learning about the relation between climate and human evolution.
If D(t) is considered constant over time, then, the equation may be expressed as follows: In this scenario, T is the age of the sample, i.e.