The archaeologist could even use electron spin resonance to get a date range on a body, then use thermoluminesence to narrow the range.It’s really cool that there are so many ways to tell how old something is, I hadn’t even thought of using tree rings to do it either!The deposit thus occurring forms layers depending on the nature of the material brought in by the people inhabiting the area.According to this method, the upper deposits are younger and the lower deposits are older.Turns out if I were an archaeologist trying to date my artifacts Carbon 14 dating would not be my method of choice!My dating method of choice would be thermoluminesence.
C were found in a late context (Period V) at Harappa. By noting the association of these beads it has been possible to trace a archaeological datum line across Indian sub-continent and Mesopotamia.Basing on this principle, the cultural assemblages found in different layers can be assigned a chronological personality. In practice it is found that the mounds are disturbed9 by all sorts of pits and dumps.For example, if the cultural contents of the lower deposit are Mauryan in character, appropriately this deposit may be assigned a date between 400-200 B. Similarly, if the cultural equipment of the upper deposit are of the Sunga period, this deposit has to placed between 200-73 B. Quite often, the archaeologist decided the change of stratum on the basis of the feed of the deposit.I’ve never heard of this before, but it would surprisingly accurate, and it’s amazing there is a measurable radiation dose from when an object was exposed to heat or sunlight.Granted, this dating method would not be useful on organic remains, but it could be used on artifacts found around the body such as ceramic pots or stone tools.