Archaeological dating methods

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This exercise is designed to introduce you to basic techniques used in determining the age of archaeological materials and sites.

There are two general categories of methods for dating in archaeology.

Seriation was developed in the USA to place in order finds from strata or other kinds of assemblages such as potsherds collected from the surface of sites.

These skeptics do not provide scientific evidence for their views.One is Relative Dating, and the other is Absolute Dating.In general, archaeologists use both methods in conjunction.The most common relative dating method is stratigraphy.Other methods include fluorine dating, nitrogen dating, association with bones of extinct fauna, association with certain pollen profiles, association with geological features such as beaches, terraces and river meanders, and the establishment of cultural seriations.

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