A small number of objects found on excavations contain references to historical figures. These can be dated quickly and easily. Coins are perhaps the most widely known of historically dateable objects.
What historical dating means?
Chronological dating, or simply dating, is the process of attributing to an object or event a date in the past, allowing such object or event to be located in a previously established chronology. Other markers can help place an artifact or event in a chronology, such as nearby writings and stratigraphic markers.
What are the dating methods in history?
Absolute dating methods mainly include radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology and thermoluminescence.
What is absolute dating in history?
Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified chronology in archaeology and geology. Absolute dating provides a numerical age or range, in contrast with relative dating, which places events in order without any measure of the age between events.