Describe the limitations of obsidian hydration dating
SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: typology CATEGORY: technique DEFINITION: The classification of artifacts into types to compare artifacts or features across time and space, or to determine relative dates for sites.CATEGORY: typology DEFINITION: The study of classes with common characteristics; classification of artifacts; the systematic classification of artifacts or remains according to type, i.e. This is the first step in archaeological analysis and necessary in comparing assemblages and in determining time sequences.
Historians can tell what cultures thrived in different regions and when they disintegrated.
Anthropologists can describe a people’s physical character, culture, and environmental and social relations.
A few examples of such lies are presented at the very bottom of this page.
For each dating or chronological method there is a link in the box at right to take you to that section of this page.
Please remember that all dating methods, even those termed "absolute," are subject to margins of error. That is a very small amount of possible error range. Modern studies almost always use two or more methods to confirm dating work and to build confidence in the results obtained.