Accurate dating is of fundamental importance to paleoclimatic studies.
Without reliable estimates on the age of events in the past, it is impossible to investigate if they occurred synchronously or if certain events led or lagged others; neither is it possible to assess accurately the rate at which past environmental changes occurred.
It is often just as important to know the margins of error associated with a date as to know the date itself.
In this chapter, we discuss the main dating methods widely used in Quaternary studies today.
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Strenuous efforts must therefore be made to date all proxy materials, to avoid sample contamination, and to ensure that the stratigraphic context of the sample is clearly understood.
It is equally important that the assumptions and limitations of the dating procedure used are understood so that a realistic interpretation of the date obtained can be made.
There, you will find a brief description of the method, plus links to take you to other webpages with more extensive information.
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However, human beings love to see factual precision, and we want to know how old something is.
Please remember that all dating methods, even those termed "absolute," are subject to margins of error. That is a very small amount of possible error range. Modern studies almost always use two or more methods to confirm dating work and to build confidence in the results obtained.