15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: A field and laboratory-based approach to the characterization of sediments and the use of sediments for dating. The module will introduce a range of techniques, including physical properties of sediments (e.g. composition, particle size, shape, mineralogy, magnetic susceptibility, structures) and geochronological (e.g. luminescence, uranium series, Lead-210, Cs-137, palaeomagnetism, radiocarbon).

Staff Contact: Professor Mark Bateman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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