Archaeological Dating Methods Class

November 1 through 3rd
Location:  UCCS, Centenial Hall, Room 133
Times: Friday 5:00 – 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM – 5:00PM

Cost:  Members $12, Non-members $20

Parking – See map below

Archaeological Dating Methods introduces students to many of the more common dating methods used or found in related literature.  Most of the summarized dating methods may not be used with regularity in the field, but individuals should be informed about their existence, usefulness, and sample collection methods. Learn about past & present trends in the use of dating methods in archaeology and dating strategies. Gain knowledge in the objectives in archaeological studies and receive an explanation of relative and chronometric (absolute) dating. Learn the difference between relative dating methods (stratigraphy, cross-dating, cultural trait correlation and chemical analysis of bone) and chronometric dating methods (varve dating, dendrochronology, obsidian hydration, archaeomagnetic dating, thermos-luminescence (TL), Radiocarbon (C-14), Potassium-Argon dating, cation ratio dating, and miscellaneous methods).


Parking Services does not enforce parking from 4:00 pm Friday through the weekend. So as long as attendees don’t park prior to 4:00 pm on Friday, you should be fine. The lab classroom 133 is in Centennial Hall on the first floor. A map showing CENT (Centennial Hall near the RED ◊) and of the parking lots is below. The closest parking is in Lot 222, however if that is full or you arrive prior to 4:00 pm you can park in the visitor lot numbered 220. If you arrive prior to 4:00 pm, you can pay at a kiosk in lot 220 but you will only need to pay until 4:00 pm on Friday. Everywhere on Saturday and Sunday is free.