DATMET - DATING METHODS in ARCHAEOLOGY Diane C. Freedman...

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DATING METHODS in ARCHAEOLOGY Diane C. Freedman
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Relative Methods an object is either older or younger than another in a series you will always be younger than your parents
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Stratigraphy Based on geological strata A view of undisturbed sites:
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Sometimes sedimentary layers of rock are disturbed, by either geologic or human activity. Stratigraphy
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Stratigraphy Layers of different composition in order of their deposit
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Seriation During the 19th century, noted Egyptologist Sir Flinders Petrie formulated a method of organizing the stages of pottery development in sequential order. Seriation was used to trace the development of pottery in the Tehuacán Valley. Microsoft Illustration "Seriation," Microsoft(R) Encarta(R) 96 Encyclopedia. (c) 1993-1995 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
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The excavator must take care to record the exact location of artifacts and remains
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Fluorine Dating fluorine is deposited in a fossil as it ages for comparison, the fossils must be from the same area used to discredit the Piltdown hoax
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Uncovering the Piltdown Hoax The Piltdown Man was accepted in 1912 because it seemed to bridge the evolutionary gap between apes and humans. It was not until
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DATMET - DATING METHODS in ARCHAEOLOGY Diane C. Freedman...

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