Uranium series have been used to date uranium-rich rocks, deep-sea sediments, shells, bones, and teeth, and to calculate the ages of ancient lakebeds. The rate at which this process occurs is proportional to the decay rate of U. Samples of Bristlecone pine, a tree with a very long life span, have been dated using both dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating. As our knowledge of past chronologies improves, archaeologists will be better able to understand how cultures change over time, and how different cultures interact with each other. This is different to relative dating, which only puts geological events in time order. Requires calibrated regional framework framework. Higham, D.
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Principles of Prehistoric Archaeology. Chronology: Relative and Absolute Dating methods
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