Methods of dating archaeological findings
Lead author Dr Moira Wilson, Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), said: "These findings come after many years of hard work.
However, writing was only invented in 5000 BCE, and even then, few people were literate and archival methods were very poor.
An exceptional collection of bronze weapons dating from the Iron Age II (900-600 BC) has been uncovered near Adam, in the Sultanate of Oman.
The remains were discovered scattered on the ground in a ...
This method only works to date organisms that were once alive no more than 58,000 to 62,000 years ago.
By dating an organism sample found near the original found artifact, archaeologists can learn information about the artifact's time period and history.