New methods of dating archaeology

Astronomical data have been applied in the study of geological ice ages by calculating the curves for major fluctuation of solar radiation.

Whenever and where ever such antiquities are found, associated finds are automatically dated.

For example Mauryan terracottas, Roman amphorae, Harappan pottery, NBP , PGW,etc.

The correlation coefficient between the ana-lyzed sample and the group of matching samples (the comparison groups) serve as a measure concordance. The Fisher F-statistics is used to determine the significance of matching.

The method is applied for cross-dating of wood samples of archaeological monuments in the Southern Siberia.

Clay tablets found in West Asia contain inscriptional evidence with regard to the occurrence of a solar eclipse.

Specialists in the field of astronomical research placed this solar eclipse as on 15 June 763 B. The Almanac belonging to Maya culture of Central America helped in dating several important sites accurately on the basis of astronomy.Once a type has been classified by the aid of its context further specimen of the same type, even when found in isolation, can be assigned their place in terms of dates.Association in simplicity can be illustrated by an example, at the port of Arikamedu near Pondicherry.This dating method is also known as Archaeological Dating or Historical Chronology. These methods were relied on especially prior to the introduction of scientific methods of dating.But, even when the scientific methods of absolute dating are available, this method of dating has not lost its importance, as many a time we have to depend solely on relative dating.Quite convincing dates are sometimes arrived at by importing parallels from other contemporaneous cultures.

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