Dating ancient objects
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It is also important not to forget that throughout the history of humankind any discovery that shakes the status quo is always under attack until it becomes established, and we are in an era where many of the things that we once considered certain will become errors of our past.
By John Black Dr John (Ioannis) Syrigos initially began writing on Ancient Origins under the pen name John Black.
Stratigraphy is the oldest of the relative dating methods that archaeologists use to date things.
Stratigraphy is based on the law of superposition--like a layer cake, the lowest layers must have been formed first.
It is used in dating things such as bone, cloth, wood and plant fibers that were created in the relatively recent past by human activities.A child mummy is found high in the Andes and the archaeologist says the child lived more than 2,000 years ago.How do scientists know how old an object or human remains are? You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts.
At an archaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.
The half-life of C is approximately 5730 years, which is too short for this method to be used to date material millions of years old.