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Dating Fossils in the Rocks | National Geographic Society
Stratigraphy is a key concept to modern archaeological theory and practice. Modern excavation techniques are based on stratigraphic principles. The concept derives from the geological use of the idea that sedimentation takes place according to uniform principles. When archaeological finds are below the surface of the ground as is most commonly the case , the identification of the context of each find is vital in enabling the archaeologist to draw conclusions about the site and about the nature and date of its occupation. It is the archaeologist's role to attempt to discover what contexts exist and how they came to be created. Archaeological stratification or sequence is the dynamic superimposition of single units of stratigraphy, or contexts. Contexts are single events or actions that leave discrete, detectable traces in the archaeological sequence or stratigraphy.
An Introduction to Seriation
Post a Comment. Criticisms of C dating methods The methods used to discover the presence of Carbon C as a means for dating are suspect as that atomic element is subject to environmental influence, including the fall-out from nuclear explosions and extra-planetary impact. The purpose for this page is to provide a database of dissenting information concerning C dating, most prominently testing of soft-tissue collected from Dinosaur fossils. This page has articles skeptical of Carbon dating methods, and an article in defense of the method.
Lithostratigraphy is a sub-discipline of stratigraphy , the geological science associated with the study of strata or rock layers. Major focuses include geochronology , comparative geology, and petrology. In general, strata are primarily igneous or sedimentary relating to how the rock was formed. Sedimentary layers are laid down by deposition of sediment associated with weathering processes, decaying organic matter biogenic or through chemical precipitation.