Scientific dating techniques
For a non-exhaustive list of relative dating methods and relative dating applications used in geology, paleontology or archaeology, see the following: Same as geologists or paleontologists, archaeologists are also brought to determine the age of ancient materials, but in their case, the areas of their studies are restricted to the history of both ancient and recent humans.
Thus, from the oldest to the youngest, all archaeological sites are likely to be dated by an appropriate method.
In addition, because of its particular relation with past human presence or past human activity, archaeology uses almost all the dating methods that it shares with the other sciences, but with some particular variations, like the following: Seriation is a relative dating method (see, above, the list of relative dating methods).
An example of a practical application of seriation, is the comparison of the known style of artifacts such as stone tools or pottery.
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The same inductive mechanism is applied in archaeology, geology and paleontology, by many ways.