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  • Created on: 15-03-18 19:26
giving the age of something according to a calendar or historic scale. Also called chronometric dating
absolute dating
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an advanced radiocarbon dating method which can work for tiny samples
accelerator mass spectometry
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locating and defining archaeological sites from the air. Photographing cropmarks and parchmarks during drought conditions usually produce the best results.
aerial survey
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where there is insufficient oxygen for the bacteria which normally break down organic materials to thrive e.g. waterlogged sites
anaerobic conditions
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growing crops
arable
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the application of scientific analysis to archaeological materials
archaeometry
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measuring light energy emitted by different elements. Different combinations provide different spectra
atomic absorption spectometry
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using a drill to take a core through deposits in the ground
augering
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an advanced radiocarbon dating method which can work for tiny samples

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accelerator mass spectometry

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locating and defining archaeological sites from the air. Photographing cropmarks and parchmarks during drought conditions usually produce the best results.

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where there is insufficient oxygen for the bacteria which normally break down organic materials to thrive e.g. waterlogged sites

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growing crops

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