Typological sequence dating

The emergence of man through the process of biological and cultural evolution is a story of long span of time.

For the archaeologist and the prehistorian who deals with that long history of man, time is the most important consideration.

In fact, chronology is one of the most fundamental issues in and perhaps a characteristic of archaeology.

Archaeologists use several methods to assign ages to events of the past.

They are engaged in defining the stages of hominid evolution and their artifactual record, and the assignment of a chronology to these stages.

Chronology is the science of measuring time and ordering of the things in time.

According to the Dictionary of Anthropology, the word chronology means the science of computing dates or treaties showing arrangement of events with dates.

In other words, Chronology is the arrangement of events, or the materials which represent them, in the order of their occurrence in time.

Any study of the origins of human must be set in a chronological context.

The application of varve dating is restricted by several factors.

First, it is because varve accumulation occurs only to glacial areas of the world.

Second, many of the Pleistocene glacial areas has receded nowadays and affecting the supply of sediments.

Therefore outside Scandinavia it is difficult to find continuous sequence of varves reaching the present.

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