Methods dating artefacts
In this section of Methods of Gathering Data you will learn how archaeologists gather and analyze information by utilizing historical research techniques, field methods for data recovery, and laboratory analyses.
Back to top Every archaeology project begins with a research design –a plan that describes why the archaeology is being done, what research questions it hopes to answer, and the methods and techniques that will be used to gather and analyze the artifacts and other archaeological materials.
Most scientists and many Christians believe that the radiometric dating methods prove that the earth is 4.5 billion years old.
The textbooks speak of the radiometric dating techniques, and the dates themselves, as factual information.
Radiocarbon dating of iron samples is, in spite of partially promising attempts in the last decades, still no established standard procedure.
There are two overall types of dating: Relative and Absolute.Relative dating involves ordering things into sequences.The ‘things’ can be artefacts or immaterial things that might occur within the environment.To avoid this problem two different ways are being followed at the Erlangen AMS-facility.One is direct sputtering of the unprocessed iron sample in the ion source.