Question: Which is the best way to date an archaeological site?

How archaeological sites are dated?

Archeologists use several methods to establish absolute chronology including radiocarbon dating, obsidian hydration, thermoluminescence, dendrochronology, historical records, mean ceramic dating, and pipe stem dating.

What is the most accurate way to date an artifact?

Perhaps the most famous absolute dating technique, radiocarbon dating was developed during the 1940s and relies on chemistry to determine the ages of objects. Used on organic matter, the technique measures the amount of radioactive carbon decay to determine an objects age.

Radiocarbon dating Radiocarbon dating is the most widely used dating technique in archaeology.

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