Differences between relative chronometric dating techniques
This is the only type of techniques that can help clarifying the actual age of an object.Absolute dating methods mainly include radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology and thermoluminescence.Typology Typology is a method that compares reference objects in order to classify them according to their similarity or dissimilarity and link them to a specific context or period.
These present many characteristics that are used for comparing them, such as morphology and raw materials in the case of stone tools, and decorative techniques and motifs in the case of ceramics.
Radiocarbon Dating Radiocarbon dating is the most widely used dating technique in archaeology.
It relies on a natural phenomenon that is the foundation of life on earth.
An initial reading dates the specimen which is then calibrated by considering this date and its correspondence with the measurable level of carbon 14 stored over time in the growth rings of certain tree species, including redwood and pine bristol.
The results of radiocarbon dating are expressed in years and include a time range (eg, 630± 60 BP).