Advantages and disadvantages of relative dating andrew jesse dating
Here, the main physical and chemical methods will be presented following an operational criterion: their implementation as analytical methods directly addressed to date geological and/or archeological samples and related to analytical chemistry methodologies.
which can be achieved from a variety of sources of information from historical and astronomical to biological.
For instance, in the field of archeology, dating can be performed based on epigraphy (analysis of inscriptions and graphemes), paleography (analysis of written documents), numismatics and stylistic analysis.
In the field of geology, fossil markers, in particular, pollen (palynology) and foraminifera and growth marks (dendrochronology, acanthochronology, etc.) are routinely used.
In both the fields of geology and archeology, stratigraphic analysis provides the time sequence of formation of the different layers.
Apart from morphological and compositional properties of the strata, several stratigraphic markers can be used, for instance, paleomagnetism Here, dating based on the measurement of some physical property and/or the chemical composition of the sample under study will be preferentially discussed.