what is the difference between direct dating and indirect dating in archaeology?

Question by Jesse G: what is the difference between direct dating and indirect dating in archaeology?
what is the difference between direct dating and indirect dating in archaeology

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Answer by RMUGEDN
Direct dating is when you date an object by taking a sample of itself and doing carbon dating on it for example. Indirect dating is something like stratigraphic dating where you date the strata above and below the object or artifact and get a timeframe that you can place the object in.

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