Dating holocene sediments
The findings indicate that when combined with GRR stratigraphy AAR provides useful results of high accuracy for dating stages of barrier spit progradation.
Seven radiocarbon dates of carbonate shells and charcoal from the upper two metres of sediment in the Indo-Gangetic plains of northern Bihar, eastern India, can be divided into three groups, with the following approximate ages: 2400±45 a BP (two samples), 1100±45 a BP (four samples) and 765±45 a BP (one sample).
However, on the whole, he thought that these sources were not adequate to account for anything more than a small faction of the heat lost by the Earth.His result was in close agreement with his estimate of the age of the earth.The solar estimate was based on the idea that the energy supply for the solar radioactive flux is gravitational contraction.In this study we use AAR as a tool for dating Holocene barrier islands sediments.Based on an AAR derived chronological framework we develop a model of barrier spit accretion which describes the interaction between extreme events, fair weather coastal processes and sedimentary development that constrains the major episodes of barrier island evolution.
Other factors and basic assumptions must also be considered.