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Chapter 6 - Chronology Building: How To Get A Date
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A date expressed in specific units of scientific measurement, such as days, years, centuries, or millennia; absolute determinations attempting to pinpoint a discrete, known interval in time.
Dates expressed relative to one another (for instance, earlier, later, more recent) instead of in absolute terms. All unspecified segments of time expressed as relationships or comparison.
Index Fossil Concept
The idea that strata containing similar fossil assemblages are of similar age. This concept enables archaeologists to characterize and date strata within sites using distinctive artifact forms that research shows to be diagnostic of a particular period of time.
Often attributed to Willam Smith.
Relies on the presence or absence of distinctive kinds of artifacts.
Similar to index fossils in geology; artifact forms that research shows to be diagnostic of a particular period of time.
A relative dating method that orders artifacts based on the assumption that one cultural style slowly replaces an earlier style over time; with a master seriation diagram, sites can be dated based on their frequencies of several artifacts styles. Ex: lamps - candle and oil to electric.
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