Forms the basis of archaeomagnetic dating
In general, academic fields such as archaeology that research material culture associated with the cultural behaviour in human history, dating artefacts is one of the foremost priorities.
To this end, the easiest way is to depend on historic records, but historical materials only provide limited information as to the scope of space and time.
Dating methods is the area that attempts to establish a chronological sequence through various methods including relative comparisons, scientific analysis and level of accuracy.
This paper will introduce absolute dating based on the scientific research methodology of Korean archaeology, including its principle, history and achievements.
Social and academic controversy recently arose in response to the argument that Jeungdogaja (證道歌字), the metal type produced in Koryo, might be an earlier product than Jikjisimgyeongyojeol (直指心體要節), conventionally believed to be the first metal type ever manufactured, dated to 1377 A. The said issue of the metal types was preceded by a heated debate as to the authenticity of an art piece, Bbalraeteo (the Wash Place) painted by Park Su-geun, which was aucauctioned at KRW 4.5 billon, the highest price for an art auction in Korean history.
In this context, the cultural and art historical importance and its associated monetary value have fuelled the row regarding when the object was manufactured and in what way the year of the piece’s production could be scientifically confirmed.
In addition, this paper will consider the issues to develop the extensive applications of absolute dating to archaeological studies.
Artefacts and features show three-dimensional attributes: time, space and form.
Methods of absolute dating and scopes of reliability there of Commonly applied in Korean archaeology, the radiocarbon dating technique is able to estimate a maximum of up to 50,000 years ago. Radiocarbon dating could estimate the absolute date of most organic artefacts and materials collected from the field.
The reliable scopes of luminescence dating, palaeomagnetic dating and dendrochronology reach back to 100,000 years, 2,000 years and 1,200 A. respectively." src="img/196-1.png" width="300" Methods of absolute dating and scopes of reliability there of Commonly applied in Korean archaeology, the radiocarbon dating technique is able to estimate a maximum of up to 50,000 years ago. Samples of luminescence dating are crystalline minerals such as quartz and feldspar, along with burned soil for palaeomagnetic dating and wood for dendrochronology. Contribution of cosmic radiation to environmental dose, PACT Vol.