Alphabetical List of Dating Methods

I last counted 46 entries on this list. Please do let me know if you have any additional entries I can add to this list.

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A

Amino Acid Racemization Dating

40Argon–39Argon Dating

Archaeomagnetic (Directional) Dating

Archaeointensity Dating

B

Bivalve Sclerochronology

C

Cation-Ratio Dating

Cementochronology

Cosmogenic Isotope Dating

D

Dendrochronology

E

Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Dating

F

Fault Gouge Dating

Fission Track Dating

Flourine Dating

G

Geochronology

Groundwater Dating

H

Helium Dating

Herb-chronology

I

Ice Core Dating

Isochron Dating

K

K–Ar Dating

L

Lichenometry

Luminescence Dating

M

Magnetostratigraphic Dating

Magnetic Reversal Dating

Molecular Dating

Mineral Chemical Age Dating

O

Obsidian Hydration Dating

Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) Dating

Oxidizable Carbon Ratio Dating

P

210Pb Dating

Protein and Amino Acid Diagenesis Dating

R

Radiocarbon Dating

Radiometric Dating

Rb–Sr Dating

Rhenium–Osmium Dating

Rubidium–Strontium Dating

S

Sclerochronology

Sm–Nd Dating

T

Thermochronology

Tephrochronology

Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating

Trapped Charge Dating

U

Uranium-Lead Dating

U-Series Dating (Uranium Series Dating)

U–Th/He Dating

V

Varve Chronology

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References:

[1] – Banning, Edward. The Archaeologist’s Laboratory: The Analysis of Archaeological Evidence (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology). 2nd ed. 2020, Springer, 2020.

[2] – Rink, Jack, and Jeroen Thompson. Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series). 2015th ed., Springer, 2015.

[3] – Taylor, R., and Martin Aitken. Chronometric Dating in Archaeology (Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science, 2). 1st ed., Springer, 1997.

[4] – Tanner, David, and Christian Brandes. Understanding Faults: Detecting, Dating, and Modeling. 1st ed., Elsevier, 2019.

[5] – Goldberg, Paul, et al. Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series). 1st ed., Springer, 2017.

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