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Ioannis Liritzis, the initiator of ancient buildings luminescence dating, has shown this in several cases of various monuments.The radiation dose rate is calculated from measurements of the radioactive elements (K, U, Th and Rb) within the sample and its surroundings and the radiation dose rate from cosmic rays.

All sediments and soils contain trace amounts of radioactive isotopes of elements such as potassium, uranium, thorium, and rubidium.The traditional OSL method relies on optical stimulation and transfer of electrons from one trap, to holes located elsewhere in the lattice – necessarily requiring two defects to be in nearby proximity, and hence it is a destructive technique.The problem is that nearby electron/hole trapping centres suffer from localized tunneling, eradicating their signal over time; it is this issue that currently defines the upper age-limit for OSL dating In 1994, the principles behind optical and thermoluminescence dating were extended to include surfaces made of granite, basalt and sandstone, such as carved rock from ancient monuments and artifacts.This technique of dating obsidian artifacts measures the microscopic amount of water absorbed on freshly broken surfaces.The principle behind obsidian hydration dating is simple—the longer the artifact surface has been exposed, the thicker the hydration band will be.For potassium feldspar or silt-sized grains, near infrared excitation (IRSL) is normally used and violet emissions are measured.

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