Advances in optical dating of young fluvial deposits

J. Wallinga, A.C. Cunningham, N. Hobo, B. Makaske, H. Middelkoop, B. Maljers

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract


Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL or optical) dating can be used to determine the time of deposition of sediments. Application of the method for young fluvial deposits is difficult due to incomplete zeroing of the luminescence clock, resulting in overestimation of the burial age. Here we present new optical dating methods and ages obtained on two sites in embanked floodplains of the River Waal. Results are in correct stratigraphical order and agree favourably with available age constraints
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings NCR-days 2008, 10 years NCR, Dalfsen, The Netherlands, 20-21 November 2008
EditorsA.G. van Os, C.D. Erdbrink
PublisherNetherlands Centre for River Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event10 years NCR, Dalfsen, The Netherlands -
Duration: 20 Nov 200821 Nov 2008


Conference10 years NCR, Dalfsen, The Netherlands


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