Scientific cultural dating

10 Apr

In 1995, when began the online dating scene, finding a partner online was something you might keep to yourself.Even in 2005, 29 percent of Americans called it "desperate;" by 2013, that was down to 21 percent.

They find, say, an old bit of pottery, and based on what they know about that type of pottery from previous digs and previous conclusions they can make guesses about what time period this new piece fits in.

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Several dating methods exist, depending on different criteria and techniques, and some very well known examples of disciplines using such techniques are, for example, history, archaeology, geology, paleontology, astronomy and even forensic science, since in the latter it is sometimes necessary to investigate the moment in the past in which the death of a cadaver occurred.

Relative dating methods are unable to determine the absolute age of an object or event, but can determine the impossibility of a particular event happening before or after another event of which the absolute date is well known.