Obsidian hydration dating
The abundance of decorated ceramics from the park will be helpful in fixing the time of occupation.
He is interested in Archaeological Dating because it allows archaelogists to understand how old certain artifacts are and Obsidian Hydration is an important part of doing that.
When an archeologist has identified the source of the obsidian from which an artifact is made, he or she may be able to date the artifact using the obsidian hydration technique.
This technique of dating obsidian artifacts measures the microscopic amount of water absorbed on freshly broken surfaces.
OBSIDIAN-HYDRATION DATING, THE CONER PHASE, AND REVISIONIST CHRONOLOGY AT COPAN, HONDURAS Geoffrey E.
Braswell The technique of obsidian-hydration dating contazns great potentialsfor error, from both laboratory determz- nations of rate constants and measurements of tlffective hydration temperatures IEHTs) in the Jield. Obsidian Hydration Study of Prismatic Blade Fragments from the Cambio Site.