Pipestem dating archaeology

Absolute dating is done later in the lab once everything is excavated.

Dating methods in historical archaeology differ little from the methods of archaeology in general.

Both absolute and relative dating approaches are employed.

The midpoints are weighted by the frequency of sherds of different types.

The mean ceramic date for the South Grove Midden is 1746. Historical archaeologists also rely on pipe stems to estimate when a site was occupied.

The Mean Ceramic Date, developed by Stanley South, is a system that uses statistics, known dates of manufacture, and ceramic sherds to date a site.

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