As a dating tool the TL technique has been of great success in authentication of ancient ceramic art objects.
, in which figures in solar years (often with some necessary margin of error) can be applied to a particular event.
Shelkoplyas, and for over a decade their TL dates, obtained from a variety of sediments, have appeared in the Soviet literature.
We conclude that while TL dating has the potential to solve many sedimentary problems, more fundamental research needs to be carried out before such dates should be accepted.
The older a piece of pottery, the more light produced.
Accuracy for the technique is generally claimed at ? It overlaps with radiocarbon in the time period for which it is useful, spanning 50,000-300,000 years ago, but also has the potential for dating earlier periods.