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ANTA01H3 Lec 04 2012 Fall

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA01H3
Professor
Mary Silcox
Semester
Fall

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ANTA01H3 Lec 04 Relative Dating: provides relative ordering, tells you how old, but not by how much such as A is older than B Absolute Dating: provides actual date rather than saying A is older, it will say A is 2500 years older than B -------------------------------------------------------------------x---------------------------------------------------------------------- Types of Dating Stratigraphy: study of earth layer, follows principle of super positioning which is just saying that the lower layers were deposited earlier Law of Faunal Succession: strata that consist of fossils of the same animals are of the same age. This is used in Biostratigraphy Cross-Dating – estimates age of artifacts based on similarities with dated context, such as cars -------------------------------------------------------------------x---------------------------------------------------------------------- Radio Metric Dating Techniques:- Carbon 14 dating- d
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