Before any artefacts can be placed within an historical time scale, it makes sense to determine their relationship to each other (comparative chronology) by means of stratigraphy and by observing how morphological changes in objects take place.
The basic principles of stratigraphy were established by geologists during the first half of the 19th c…
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