Oxidizable carbon ratio dating


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Thus, 1587 is the post quem dating of Shakespeare's play Henry V.That means that the play was without fail written after (in Latin, post) 1587.Determine the material makeup of the object being dated.The elemental makeup of an object determines its dating method.Nevertheless, the range of time within archaeological dating can be enormous compared to the average lifespan of a singular human being.As an example Pinnacle Point's caves, in the southern coast of South Africa, provided evidence that marine resources (shellfish) have been regularly exploited by humans as of 170,000 years ago.Thus, to be considered as archaeological, the remains, objects or artifacts to be dated must be related to human activity.

Historians, for example, know that Shakespeare's play Henry V was not written before 1587 because Shakespeare's primary source for writing his play was the second edition of Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles, not published until 1587.

Something is dated relatively using methods of stratigraphy, linguistic dating and climate chronology to name a few.