Dating artefacts dating ppc
This is called calibration, and in general leads to the calibrated dates (in calendar years) being older than the uncalibrated dates (in C14 years).
Love-hungry teenagers and archaeologists agree: dating is hard.
How do glacial archaeologists know the dating of artefacts found in the ice?
There are a number of dating techniques available to archaeologists.
By examining the object's relation to layers of deposits in the area, and by comparing the object to others found at the site, archaeologists can estimate when the object arrived at the site.
Though still heavily used, relative dating is now augmented by several modern dating techniques.
The basis for this dating technique is that there are different carbon isotopes present in nature.