Each of the historic discipline has developed a chronological framework by its own concept. However, there remain uncertainties whose extent may differ depending on the period considered or the region and the context. Many events or finds cannot be dated at all or only on a relative scale by such approaches. Accordingly, science-based chronometric methods have become more important during the last decades. These methods are generally based on physics or chemistry with which graduates of cultural study programs are not familiar although their applications have become common in their professional life. This workshop will provide insights for non-specialists into the basic principles and practical applications of different physical dating methods.
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