Luminescence-package: Comprehensive Luminescence Dating Data Analysis

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R Luminescence Developer Team


A collection of various R functions for the purpose of Luminescence dating data analysis. This includes, amongst others, data import, export, application of age models, curve deconvolution, sequence analysis and plotting of equivalent dose distributions.

Full list of authors and contributors (alphabetic order)

Martin Autzen DTU NUTECH Center for Nuclear Technologies
Christoph Burow University of Cologne, Germany*
Claire Christophe IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060, CNRS - Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
Michael Dietze GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany
Julie Durcan University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Pierre Guibert IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060, CNRS - Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
Manfred Fischer University of Bayreuth, Germany
Margret C. Fuchs Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, Freiberg, Germany
Johannes Friedrich Chair of Geomorphology, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Guillaume Guérin IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060, CNRS - Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
Georgina E. King University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Sebastian Kreutzer *Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom *
Norbert Mercier IRAMAT-CRP2A, UMR 5060, CNRS - Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
Svenja Riedesel Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Christoph Schmidt Chair of Geomorophology, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Rachel K. Smedley Liverpool University, United Kingdom
Anne Philippe Universite de Nantes and ANJA INRIA, Rennes, France
Antoine Zink C2RMF, Palais du Louvre, Paris, France

Supervisor of the initial version in 2012

Markus Fuchs, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

Support contact

[email protected]

We may further encourage the usage of our support forum. For this please visit our project website (link below).

Bug reporting

Project website

Project source code repository

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Package maintainer

Sebastian Kreutzer, Department of of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom,
[email protected]


Cooperation and personal exchange between the developers is gratefully funded by the DFG (SCHM 3051/3-1) in the framework of the program "Scientific Networks". Project title: "RLum.Network: Ein Wissenschaftsnetzwerk zur Analyse von Lumineszenzdaten mit R" (2014-2018)

Between 2014–2019, the work of Sebastian Kreutzer as maintainer of the package was supported by LabEx LaScArBxSK (ANR - n. ANR-10-LABX-52).


Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., Fuchs, M.C., Burow, C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., 2013. A practical guide to the R package Luminescence. Ancient TL, 31 (1), 11-18.

Dietze, M., Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Fuchs, M.C., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., 2016. The abanico plot: visualising chronometric data with individual standard errors. Quaternary Geochronology 31, 1-7.

Fuchs, M.C., Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Dietze, M., Fischer, M., Schmidt, C., Fuchs, M., 2015. Data processing in luminescence dating analysis: An exemplary workflow using the R package 'Luminescence'. Quaternary International, 362,8-13.

Kreutzer, S., Schmidt, C., Fuchs, M.C., Dietze, M., Fischer, M., Fuchs, M., 2012. Introducing an R package for luminescence dating analysis. Ancient TL, 30 (1), 1-8.

Mercier, N., Kreutzer, S., Christophe, C., Guérin, G., Guibert, P., Lahaye, C., Lanos, P., Philippe, A., Tribolo, C., 2016. Bayesian statistics in luminescence dating: The ’baSAR’-model and its implementation in the R package ’Luminescence’. Ancient TL 34 (2), 14-21.

Smedley, R.K., 2015. A new R function for the Internal External Uncertainty (IEU) model. Ancient TL, 33 (1), 16-21.

King, E.G., Burow, C., Roberts, H., Pearce, N.J.G., 2018. Age determination using feldspar: evaluating fading-correction model performance. Radiation Measurements 119, 58-73.

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