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Unformatted text preview: it is heated measures radiation dose present by comparing trapped electron population using microwaves and a magnetic field artifacts and bones embedded in calcium carbonate measures radioactive decay of uranium (calcium carbonate acts as a stable buffer around the unstable uranium) volcanic rocks and sediments measures radioactive decay of Potassium-40 to Argon-40 depends on superimposition of various sediments, features, and artifacts embedded in those sediments (only relative) artifacts in a larger assemblage (all related) (only measures dates relatively) allows groups of artifacts to be organized in succession; can be contextual or frequency seriation Time Period 50,000 + 10,000 + 5,000-100,000 125,000 50,000-500,000 years 50,000 + irrelevant practically - 10,000; theoretically - 100,000 as far back as samples can be attained as far back as samples can be attained...
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This test prep was uploaded on 02/05/2008 for the course ARKEO 1200 taught by Professor Gleach,f during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Fall '06