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Li, Bo Dr.

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Centre for Archaeological Science

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research can be divided into several threads:

    DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF LUMINESCENCE DATING TECHNIQUES

    My main research area is luminescence dating of sediments using quartz and feldspars. The focus of my research is on developing new luminescence dating techniques and improving them. Over the last decade, I have established several new dating techniques using quartz and feldspars. 

     

    APPLICATION OF LUMINESCENCE DATING IN GEOLOGICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES

    Apart from the development of advanced luminescence dating techniques, my research also involves application of luminescence dating technique to answer important geological and archaeological questions. More recently, I have been more focused on dating key archaeological sites from Asia, Europe and Africa. My research is to develop new luminescence dating techniques and then apply them to these important archaeological and fossil hominin deposits to answer questions about human evolution, dispersals and extinctions.

     

    LUMINESCENCE PROPERTIES OF QUARTZ AND FELDSPAR FROM SEDIMENTS

    To achieve the reliable dating task in luminescence dating, fundamental studies on the luminescence properties from quartz and feldspars are necessary. Understanding of the physical features of luminescence signals, such as thermal stability, anomalous fading and kinetics process of charge movements are important for developing reliable dating procedures. Since 2006, I have been studying the luminescence behaviours of quartz and feldspars from various geological settings.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Full-time PhD scholarships are available in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences. The topics include:

    Archaeology: Chronologies for key archaeological sites in China

    Geology: Application of luminescence dating techniques to study Middle and Late Pleistocene climate and environmental changes and neotectonic activities

    Methodology: methodological advances in extending luminescence dating limits based on K-feldspar and quartz; single-grain dating of quartz and K-feldspar.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Middle and Late Pleistocene environmental and geomorphologic evolution of the Nihewan basin, North China Rui, Xue
    Doctor of Philosophy Chronology, Palaeolithic and Environmental Studies of the Xiqiaoshan Site, South China Hu, Yue
    Doctor of Philosophy Optical Dating of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Deposits in the Altai, Siberia O'Gorman, Kieran
    Doctor of Philosophy Development and application of innovative luminescence approaches to dating early hominin sites. Sontag Gonzalez, Mariana

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • B-8974-2016

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research can be divided into several threads:

    DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF LUMINESCENCE DATING TECHNIQUES

    My main research area is luminescence dating of sediments using quartz and feldspars. The focus of my research is on developing new luminescence dating techniques and improving them. Over the last decade, I have established several new dating techniques using quartz and feldspars. 

     

    APPLICATION OF LUMINESCENCE DATING IN GEOLOGICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES

    Apart from the development of advanced luminescence dating techniques, my research also involves application of luminescence dating technique to answer important geological and archaeological questions. More recently, I have been more focused on dating key archaeological sites from Asia, Europe and Africa. My research is to develop new luminescence dating techniques and then apply them to these important archaeological and fossil hominin deposits to answer questions about human evolution, dispersals and extinctions.

     

    LUMINESCENCE PROPERTIES OF QUARTZ AND FELDSPAR FROM SEDIMENTS

    To achieve the reliable dating task in luminescence dating, fundamental studies on the luminescence properties from quartz and feldspars are necessary. Understanding of the physical features of luminescence signals, such as thermal stability, anomalous fading and kinetics process of charge movements are important for developing reliable dating procedures. Since 2006, I have been studying the luminescence behaviours of quartz and feldspars from various geological settings.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Full-time PhD scholarships are available in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences. The topics include:

    Archaeology: Chronologies for key archaeological sites in China

    Geology: Application of luminescence dating techniques to study Middle and Late Pleistocene climate and environmental changes and neotectonic activities

    Methodology: methodological advances in extending luminescence dating limits based on K-feldspar and quartz; single-grain dating of quartz and K-feldspar.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Middle and Late Pleistocene environmental and geomorphologic evolution of the Nihewan basin, North China Rui, Xue
    Doctor of Philosophy Chronology, Palaeolithic and Environmental Studies of the Xiqiaoshan Site, South China Hu, Yue
    Doctor of Philosophy Optical Dating of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Deposits in the Altai, Siberia O'Gorman, Kieran
    Doctor of Philosophy Development and application of innovative luminescence approaches to dating early hominin sites. Sontag Gonzalez, Mariana

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • B-8974-2016
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