The development of absolute dating methods has had the most profound effect on our understanding of the past. All self-respecting archaeologists should have a basic grounding in radiocarbon dating, but many other dating techniques exist and are appropriate for particular archaeological materials. • Were modern humans and Neanderthals contemporary in the near east? The impact of radiocarbon dating on old world archaeology: past achievements and future expectations. How well do dates from the different methods agree?
Absolute age determination of archaeological sites by uranium series dating of travertines. • What non-destructive absolute dating methods are available? • Outline, using examples how Bayesian analysis can improve radiocarbon chronologies. • How can past diet affect the radiocarbon dating of humans? • How does the ‘Radiocarbon Barrier’ affect our chronologies and what can be done to cross it? Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, April 23, 2012. Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, April 18, 2012. • Was the extinction of the Australian Megafauna caused by the arrival of humans? • Can dating demonstrate the extinction of Neanderthals in Europe was caused by the influx of modern humans? Live Chat is currently available Monday to Friday between -. Development and application of organic geochemical and stable isotopic techniques in paleoclimatology and oceanography. • Discuss the dating of the Bronze Age (Minoan) eruption of Santorini. • Review the dating evidence for the Human colonization of The Americas Grün, R.