Typological dating

02-Jun-2018 05:59

Knowledge of specific events (as in Ice Age) helps confirm dates.5.

Linguistic Dating is based on the concept that languages change and develop over time and that the rate of change is calculable.

However, we do not even know the number of kings for all periods, and there is also the possibility that reigns overlapped by coregency or in times of political disunity.

Therefore when we know a specific name we can determine when the name was used, and where. Thermoluminescence dates pottery and other inorganic materials.

Pottery is quick heated to 500 C (932 F) and the thermoluminescence created by emission of electrons trapped as uranium, thorium and radioactive potassium atoms decay is measured.4.

In Egyptology the method was first used by Petrie for dating the Naqada period, from the development of the so-called wavy-handled pottery.

- At least some objects belonging to such a typology should be datable by other criteria to fix a typology into a chronological framework. An object category or motif might develop not regularly but in staccato 'jumps'.

However, we do not even know the number of kings for all periods, and there is also the possibility that reigns overlapped by coregency or in times of political disunity.Therefore when we know a specific name we can determine when the name was used, and where. Thermoluminescence dates pottery and other inorganic materials.Pottery is quick heated to 500 C (932 F) and the thermoluminescence created by emission of electrons trapped as uranium, thorium and radioactive potassium atoms decay is measured.4.In Egyptology the method was first used by Petrie for dating the Naqada period, from the development of the so-called wavy-handled pottery.- At least some objects belonging to such a typology should be datable by other criteria to fix a typology into a chronological framework. An object category or motif might develop not regularly but in staccato 'jumps'.To date artifacts most accurately, archaeologists need the context in which artifacts lie in the ground to be undisturbed.