Details for how to sample and what to submit to the lab.

Archaelologic Applications

piece of pottery
Quartz-rich coarse-grained temper or fine-grained paste from in-situ or museum artifacts.

large pink boulders in front of a cliff face
For placed rocks at archaeological sites - i.e. teepee circles, and rock art.

a rock home with a shingled roof
Buildings & Walls
Prehistoric building structures including bricks/ blocks (i.e. Tabby, Adobe), cement, mortar, or sediment immediately under structure.

Geologic Applications

rugged hills
Paleoenvironmental / Paleontology
From sandy alluvial sediments to rock falls to subsurface cores, click here to find the best sampling technique for your geomorphic setting.

students work down inside a trench
Find yourself in a trench lately? Look no further for how and what to sample for paleoseismic luminescence geochronology.


Illuminated rock grains
When you don't necessarily need an absolute age, but want to know if your sediments have been exposed recently to sunlight or wildfires, or are sensitive to luminescence.