Seriation dating


Radiocarbon dating has transformed our understanding of the past 50,000 years. Professor Willard Libby produced the first radiocarbon dates in 1949 and was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his efforts.

The absolute dating method first appeared in 1907 with Lord Rutherford and Professor Boltwood at Yale University, but wasn’t accepted until the 1950s. The first method was based on radioactive elements whose property of decay occurs at a constant rate, known as the half-life of the isotope.

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Seriation dating

Seriation dating



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