Archaeological Dating Methods Part 1

Have you ever wondered how archaeologists know how old an object is? That is the question I tried to answer in this article for StoneAgeMan, and I quickly learned that there are many dating methods, each with their own particularities. I thus decided to spend several posts exploring the various dating techniques, with this first article focused on relative and radiocarbon dating methods.

Here is How Archaeologists Excavate Sites

Contrary to how it may seem in movies and television shows, archaeological excavations do not consist of frantically digging in the desert while fighting Nazis or chasing aliens. What they do involve is precision: precision, detailed measurements, patience, painstaking documentation, and plenty of banter. Archaeological excavation methods are the topic of this article for StoneAgeMan.