This year, the UK Luminescence and ESR Meeting took place in Liverpool at the beginning of July. As always, the Cologne Luminescence Lab was well represented. Melanie Bartz and Janina Bösken, two PhD candidates from the CRC 806, gave oral presentations about their PhD research which is OSL and ESR dating of quaternary fluvial terraces along the lower Moulouya River (NE Morocco, C2) and OSL dating of a loess-palaeosol sequence from Stalać (Serbia, B1), respectively. A series of posters related to the CRC 806 were also presented: Nicole Klasen reported on her dating of cave sediments from Ifri N’Ammar (Morocco); Janina Bösken outlined some of the challenges she encountered when dating the Urluia loess-palaeosol sequence; and David Strebler presented his work on dose rate estimation for burnt flints dating (these posters are available on the CRC database).
This conference was a good opportunity to meet international researchers working on luminescence dating, to exchange knowledge with other specialists and to speak about the challenges we encounter, as well as to discover new faces and meet up with old friends.
UKLUM16 participants, Liverpool (UK).
Photo: The Liverpool LED team