Chronometric dating archaeology definition

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According to the Dictionary of Anthropology, the word chronology means the science of computing dates or treaties showing arrangement of events with dates.

In other words, Chronology is the arrangement of events, or the materials which represent them, in the order of their occurrence in time.

It has been used in Baltic area, North America, South America and Africa.

In North America, Ernst Antevs has made several attempts to relate Pleistocene geological formations in the American Southwest to events that produced varves in the northern parts of North America.

Table-1: The hominid fossil record is extremely fragmentary, and chronology is essential in unravelling the complex record of human development.

First, it is because varve accumulation occurs only to glacial areas of the world.

Second, many of the Pleistocene glacial areas has receded nowadays and affecting the supply of sediments.

Besides these two a number of other absolute method like thermo luminescence, dendrochronology, Electron Spin Resonance etc.

also proved very helpful for dating various events of the past.

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