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Chronometric dating

Therefore, pottery which is baked in effect fossilizes" the Earth's magnetic field as it was the moment of their last cooling (their archaeomagnetism or remanent magnetism).

Human remains may be compared with animal bone or fossils found in the same strata.

If there has been significant change in the temperature during the time in which the object is buried, the result is flawed.

Other problems of contamination have occurred, so the technique is not fully established.

SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: absolute dating; chronometry CATEGORY: technique DEFINITION: Any technique of dating that relies on chronological measurement such as calendars, radiocarbon dates, etc.