Question: What are the two general categories of dating techniques?

Dating techniques are procedures used by scientists to determine the age of an object or a series of events. The two main types of dating methods are relative and absolute.

What are the two main categories of dating technique?

There are two main categories of dating methods in archaeology: indirect or relative dating and absolute dating. Relative dating includes methods that rely on the analysis of comparative data or the context (eg, geological, regional, cultural) in which the object one wishes to date is found.

What are the different dating techniques?

Dating methods are most commonly classified following two criteria: relative dating and absolute dating.Relative dating.Absolute dating.Written markers.Seriation.Age-equivalent stratigraphic markers.Stratigraphic relationships.

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