Flashcards in Archaeology Deck (5)
Dark patches left by wooden poles in the soil.They might show the outline of a house even though the house no longer exists.
A method of dating artefacts.The lower down in the soil they are found the older they are.
Carbon or radiocarbon dating.
A method of dating artefacts.All living things contain carbon-14.When the living thing dies it begins to lose carbon-14.The older an object ,the less carbon-14 in it.
A method of dating wooden objects.each year a tree adds a new ring to its trunk.These rings add up to tell us the age of the tree.Archaeologists study ring patterns on wooden objects to date them.