Scientific dating techniques
It was the case of an 18th-century sloop whose excavation was led in South Carolina (United States) in 1992.
An example of a practical application of seriation, is the comparison of the known style of artifacts such as stone tools or pottery.
For example, in a stratum presenting difficulties or ambiguities to absolute dating, paleopalynology can be used as a relative referent by means of the study of the pollens found in the stratum.
This is admitted because of the simple reason that some botanical species, whether extinct or not, are well known as belonging to a determined position in the scale of time.
Dating techniques are procedures used by scientists to determine the age of an object or a series of events.
The two main types of dating methods are relative and absolute.