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Cross-dating is a technique used to take advantage of consistencies in stratigraphy between parts of a site or different sites, and objects or strata with a known relative chronology.
A specialized form of cross-dating, using animal and plant fossils, is known as biostratigraphy.
The basis of cross-dating is the occurrence of finds in association.
The assumption is that a particular type of artifact, for example a type of sword, when found in an undated context will bear a similar date to one found in a dated context, thus enabling the whole of the undated context to be given a chronological value.
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