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The greatest problem with dating an artefact from an archaeology site is that nearly every absolute dating process requires the destruction of at least a piece of the object in conducting the analysis. There are relatively few dating laboratories and having an artefact dated can be an expensive exercise especially if the artefact is not of great value itself. Since 1950 there has been a transformation in the dating techniques of archaeologists.
Mostly used to date pottery in archaeology the method is very effective but costly. Then I started finding a large number of pieces of clay pottery.
So, there are different types of fossils: Obviously fossils became more common after the appearance of hard parts (shells, teeth, bones …), 543 million years ago (Cambrian Explosion).
The fossil record prior to this period is very scarce.
When museums and collectors purchase archaeological items for their collections they enter an expensive and potentially deceptive commercial fine arts arena.
Healthy profits are to be made from illicitly plundered ancient sites or selling skillfully made forgeries.The style of the artefact and its archaeology location stratigraphically are required to arrive at a relative date.