Dating techniques used archaeology


15-Jan-2017 22:43

Therefore, radiocarbon dates need to be calibrated with other dating techniques to ensure accuracy.Plants are not the only organism that can process Carbon-14 from the air.

Although relative dating can work well in certain areas, several problems arise.

The Greeks consider the first Olympic Games as the beginning or 776 BC.

The Muslims count the Prophet’s departure from Mecca, or the Hegira, as their beginning at AD 662.

Absolute dating represents the absolute age of the sample before the present.

Historical documents and calendars can be used to find such absolute dates; however, when working in a site without such documents, it is hard for absolute dates to be determined.

Long tree-ring sequences have been developed throughout the world and can be used to check and calibrate radiocarbon dates.



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