Relative and chronometric absolute dating techniques

10 Jun

Potassium-Argon (K40) method extends the range of absolute dating beyond the limit of radio-carbon.Besides these two a number of other absolute method like thermo luminescence, dendrochronology, Electron Spin Resonance etc.

Any study of the origins of human must be set in a chronological context.The longest sequence known goes back only 17,000 years.Third, the varves may form frequently rather than annually depending on the pattern of the melting.However, instead of the limitations, varve analysis can be used indirectly for archaeological dating.It has been used in Baltic area, North America, South America and Africa.