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Thus the time can be approximated for original original firing date.
Recently new techniques (optically stimulated luminescence dating) using lasers and sensitive detectors have been used to improve the light detection.
lattice vibrations, to rapidly decay into lower-energy states, causing the emission of photons in the process.
Thus, preliminary X-ray or gamma radiography examination of the object can increase the amount of accumulated energy and thus give erroneous dating result.When heated, this energy is released as a burst of light.The intensity of the light is proportional to the amount of energy, which in turn corresponds to the length of accumulation time.A dating method that measures the amount of light released when an object is heated.Thermoluminescence, or TL, has been used since the 1950s to determine the approximated firing date of pottery and burnt silicate materials.