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Absolute dating

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  • Dating (disambiguation) — Dating refers to seeking and arranging meetings with potential intimate partners. Dating may also refer to: In chronology absolute dating, for example using radiocarbon dating relative dating, for example using stratigraphy or tree rings dating… …   Wikipedia

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  • Radiometric dating — (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials such as rocks, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates.[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • Obsidian hydration dating — (OHD) is a geochemical method of determining age in either absolute or relative terms of an artifact made of obsidian. Obsidian is a volcanic glass that was sometimes used as a raw material in the manufacture of stone tools such as projectile… …   Wikipedia

  • Radiocarbon dating — (sometimes simply known as carbon dating) is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring radioisotope carbon 14 (14C) to estimate the age of carbon bearing materials up to about 58,000 to 62,000 years.[1] Raw, i.e. uncalibrated …   Wikipedia

  • Relative dating — Before the advent of absolute dating in the 20th century, archaeologists and geologists were largely limited to the use of relative dating techniques. It estimates the order of prehistoric and geological events were determined by using basic… …   Wikipedia


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