Question: Why are there no chronologically dated objects in archaeology?

What type of dating is used when there are no known dates within a particular archaeological context?

Radiocarbon dating is the most widely used dating technique in archaeology. It relies on a natural phenomenon that is the foundation of life on earth.

What is chronology as used in archaeology?

Chronology has a central role in archaeology - allowing us to understand the relative timing, rates and nature of changing human societies. In the prehistoric periods, it provides the backbone for any narrative and in historical periods allows us to relate individual events to the larger political context.

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