Monday, April 21, 2008

Station 4

Relative Dating is explained by Station 4 with a short activity. The avatar is asked to touch the pot that is probably the oldest given its relative position within the stratigraphy.

Pot in Layer 1: Correct! This is probably the oldest pot since it is in the oldest layer, however archaeologists have also developed datable chronologies for many ceramic forms. This allows them to relatively date pots based on shape and fabric as well.

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