You need a positively identified object to compare

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: you need a positively identified object to compare with other object. Taxonomy vs. typology : a scheme of classification. Dating: Relative : stratigraphy (the branch of geology concerned with the order and relative position of strata and their relationship to the geological time scale) & seriation (two separated things with similar appearances probably look alike) Absolute/chronometric Radiocarbon (C14 Dating): good for organic material up to 40,000 years ago. Based on half-lifes. Potassium-argon : has to be over 500,000 years Should they do it ? Many interested parties Issues of identity, religion, and ethics. Remains are the past of someone. NAGPRA (Native Americans Graves Protection and Repatriation Act) (1990): any agency that has remains must identify them and be willing to return them to whoever may want them. Kennewick Man : from WA, at first they thought it was an immigrant from Asia. Turns out he was 9300 years old. Archaeologists say that that predates the tribes existence. The court ruled that the scientist could have it for 10 days.
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