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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 28. How do you date things?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27877


If the primary task of the archaeologist is to recover and study the past, then one of the most critical tools in this venture is the ability to date artifacts and the context from which they are excavated. This essay explores the different techniques used by archaeologists to date archaeological finds.

Chapter Contributors

  • Eric Welch ( - ewelch) 'University of Kansas'