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Obsidians from different quarries have different chemical compositions Experimental stage. Can be applied to material up to 100,000 years old, beyond time range of radiocarbon dating. Order of strata from bottom to top represents temporal order of their deposition from oldest to youngest.Bone preservation has enormous effect on apparent ages. Depends upon the accumulation of nuclides at/near surface of rock when exposed to cosmic radiation. (Below, older)Layers get shifted- primary or secondary context?? Sequence comparison-Age assignment for a site or sequence of artifacts based on comparisons with a sequence of known relative or absolute age-Assumes that process operating at undated spatial location are the same as that at the dated spatial location, or that the locations are connected.-How reliable is dating method? -Assumes no time lag in between the two similar sites.-CROSSCHECK EVERYTHING! -Some sequences cannot be cross dated based on sedimentary, soil, biostratigraphic or cultural similarities.
Relative Dating Before the 20th cent., archaeologists and geologists were largely limited to the use of relative dating techniques.
Earth's magnetic field is constantly changing, iron particles take up permanently the earth's magnetic direction at time of firing clay structures.
Can date sites with clay quite accurately, or when something is out of context. Date pottery and rocks that have been heated at about 500ºC or higher.2. HOWEVER: Very poor precision.-Electron traps set to zero when heated. Date minerals which have been exposed to light by several minutes' exposure to sunlight.
Also records from ANY organic material Total amt of C does not change until organism dies, C decays Max range of radiocarbon dating is appx. Critical assumption: amount of radiocarbon produced in upper atmos. Appropriate for dating early human sites Only viable radiometric technique for dating very old archaeological materials Technique based on measuring the ratio 40Ar/40K in a sample -Assuming that there is no 40Ar present at the beginning -Ratio increases as age increases; 40Ar increases and 40K decreases as 40K decays-Have to assume NO 40Ar in rocks...
certain volcanic rocks that have been heated to melting point.