Relative and chronometric dating

Relative dating includes methods that rely on the analysis of comparative data or the context (eg, geological, regional, cultural) in which the object one wishes to date is found.

Correlation of fossil inclusions is a principle of stratigraphy: that strata may be correlated based on the sequence and uniqueness of their floral and faunal content.

SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: chronology CATEGORY: technique DEFINITION: The process by which an archaeologist determines dates for objects, deposits, buildings, etc., in an attempt to situate a given phenomenon in time.

Indestructible grains, preservation in bogs and lake sediments allowed pollen experts to construct detailed sequences of past vegetation and climate.

Can yield environmental evidence as far back as 3mya`Based on observation that the annual growth rings of a few tree species vary in width according to differences in seasonal growing conditions (esp. Successful means of calibrating or correcting radiocarbon dates2.

deposit and can be no alter (no more recent) than the deposit itself Allows to date a field site by dating an artifact because of association Nitrogen, fluorine, uranium, collagen content, gradually reduced by process of chemical decay. Very variable, depends on site's chemical content as well.

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