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Burial dating uses the differential radioactive decay of 2 cosmogenic elements as a proxy for the age at which a sediment was screened by burial from further cosmic rays exposure.

Luminescence dating techniques observe 'light' emitted from materials such as quartz, diamond, feldspar, and calcite.

APWPs for different continents can be used as a reference for newly obtained poles for the rocks with unknown age.

For paleomagnetic dating, it is suggested to use the APWP in order to date a pole obtained from rocks or sediments of unknown age by linking the paleopole to the nearest point on the APWP.

Exposure dating uses the concentration of exotic nuclides (e.g.

Cl) produced by cosmic rays interacting with Earth materials as a proxy for the age at which a surface, such as an alluvial fan, was created.

The relative decay of cosmogenic nuclides has also been applied to establish the nature of bedrock erosion by ice sheets, and to constrain the half-life of 10Be.A number of radioactive isotopes are used for this purpose, and depending on the rate of decay, are used for dating different geological periods.More slowly decaying isotopes are useful for longer periods of time, but less accurate in absolute years.The polarity timescale has been previously determined by dating of seafloor magnetic anomalies, radiometrically dating volcanic rocks within magnetostratigraphic sections, and astronomically dating magnetostratigraphic sections.Global trends in isotope compositions, particularly Carbon 13 and strontium isotopes, can be used to correlate strata.

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