Relative and chronometric dating

Sir Flinders Petrie had worked out a formula for dating the finds on the basis of the thickness of the deposit.

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Once a type has been classified by the aid of its context further specimen of the same type, even when found in isolation, can be assigned their place in terms of dates.

Association in simplicity can be illustrated by an example, at the port of Arikamedu near Pondicherry.

However this formula has not been accepted by many archaeologists.

Further this formula has been disproved on many occasions. Pottery is probably the most abundantly available antique material in any archaeological site.

Antiquities and potteries of Roman origin were found in association with the finds of Indian origin.

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