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Dating Methods_answers - Part A: Absolute Dating Methods...

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Part A: Absolute Dating Methods What dating techniques COULD you use in the following situations (remember, you might use more than one for each example)? Be clear about which object or feature can be dated with each methodology. Focus on the following methods. ABSOLUTE DATING Radiocarbon Archaeomagnetism Dendrochronology RELATIVE DATING Stratigraphy Seriation Architectural Dating 1. A site with multiple rooms. Each contains several large roof beams. Roof Beams (if wood): Dendrochronology Rooms/Walls: possible to use architectural dating to see what rooms were built first 2. A corn cob from a rockshelter. Corn cob: Radiocarbon 3. An obsidian projectile point embedded in a mammoth skull. Mammoth skull: Radiocarbon Obsidian projectile point: indirectly dated from association with skull, obsidian hydration a possibility 4. A decorated ceramic pot that contains charred seeds. Seeds: radiocarbon Ceramic: seriation, indirectly dated from association with seeds 5. A hearth (fire pit) that contains burned very large pieces of charcoal and bone.
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2010 for the course ASB 326 taught by Professor Falconer during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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Dating Methods_answers - Part A: Absolute Dating Methods...

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