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Posted: 2/16/2006 3:10:16 PM EDT
How could scientists possibly know that a gold pendent found in Greece is that old???


lawdog
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:12:17 PM EDT
[#1]
With a Ph.D and a random number
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:14:52 PM EDT
[#2]

Quoted:
With a Ph.D



Probably a Libertarian
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:15:01 PM EDT
[#3]
1. You could carbon date it.  

2. You could check the type of decoration on the pendant.  Say certain designs such as floral arangements, ruler at the time, large event can be depicted.

3. You can tell from where it was located.  For example, it was in a structure that exibited certain architecture know to be of a given period.

4. You could check the quality of the gold.  Smelting and purification processes change over time, so if the gold is "less pure" there is a chance it is older than "more pure gold".

5.  It is possible it was found with a buried corpse.  Carbon date the body, figure out the age of the pendant.

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:16:33 PM EDT
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How could scientists possibly know that a gold pendent found in Greece is that old???


lawdog



why, did you find one at the junkyard?
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:18:01 PM EDT
[#5]
why, did you find one at the junkyard?


Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:19:46 PM EDT
[#6]
If it was dug up you often can tell based on what strata it is found in.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:26:41 PM EDT
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Quoted:

Quoted:
With a Ph.D



Probably a Libertarian



+1 or a communist

PhD's tend to swing hardcore in one direction or another.
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