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UThwigl ��� An R package for closed- and open-system uranium���thorium dating

Journal Article


Abstract


  • For several decades, uranium���thorium (U���Th) dating has allowed geochronologists to precisely date geological materials, providing invaluable geochronological constraints on Quaternary processes. Open-system dating of bones and teeth has also provided ages of human and faunal remains of archaeological significance. To facilitate access to closed- and open-system U���Th dating to the broad scientific community, here we provide an R package, named UThwigl. Description of input and output parameters is given, as well as a guide for running the model. The package can be used three different ways: (i) as a web application, (ii) through a web browser with an internet connection, or (iii) in R (most efficiently with RStudio). Examples of application of the model are also provided, showing that it yields ages within error of previously published values.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Dosseto, A., & Marwick, B. (2022). UThwigl ��� An R package for closed- and open-system uranium���thorium dating. Quaternary Geochronology, 67. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101235

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116420398

Volume


  • 67

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • For several decades, uranium���thorium (U���Th) dating has allowed geochronologists to precisely date geological materials, providing invaluable geochronological constraints on Quaternary processes. Open-system dating of bones and teeth has also provided ages of human and faunal remains of archaeological significance. To facilitate access to closed- and open-system U���Th dating to the broad scientific community, here we provide an R package, named UThwigl. Description of input and output parameters is given, as well as a guide for running the model. The package can be used three different ways: (i) as a web application, (ii) through a web browser with an internet connection, or (iii) in R (most efficiently with RStudio). Examples of application of the model are also provided, showing that it yields ages within error of previously published values.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Dosseto, A., & Marwick, B. (2022). UThwigl ��� An R package for closed- and open-system uranium���thorium dating. Quaternary Geochronology, 67. doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2021.101235

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116420398

Volume


  • 67

Issue


Place Of Publication