Recordation and Documentation of Archaeological Sites Pg. Inclusion of West Virginia Historic Property Inventory Form Pg. The WVSHPO also assists federal and state agencies in the review of and compliance with their cultural resource regulations, including the implementation of Programmatic Agreements, Memoranda of Agreement and Memoranda of Understanding.
Other mandatory regulations include State Code 29-1-8a, "Protection of human skeletal remains, grave artifacts and grave markers; permits for excavation and removal; penalties", and its implementing regulations, Title 82, Series 3: "Standards and Procedures for Granting Permits to Excavate Archaeological Sites and Unmarked Graves".
This is different to relative dating, which only puts geological events in time Most absolute dates for rocks are obtained with radiometric methods.
Geologists use radiocarbon to date such materials as wood and pollen trapped in sediment, which indicates the date of the sediment itself. The necessity for an archaeological investigation is based on the proximity of known archaeological sites within or near the project area, and the probability that archaeological sites might be found within a specific landform. As part of the review process, the WVSHPO may recommend archaeological investigations within a given project area or Area of Potential Effect (APE).Working from this foundation, Patrick Trader composed the text and compiled the appendices for the current edition, developing a comprehensive and useful document. West Virginia Division of Highways staff members Rodney De Mott, Matt Wilkerson and Roger Wise provided comments and guidance. Michael Anslinger of Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc. In order to be considered as Principal Investigator for archaeological investigations, a person must satisfy the following requirements: MA/MS or Ph. in Archaeology or Anthropology or closely related field plus At least 1 year full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological administration or management.The WVSHPO would like to recognize the many individuals that contributed to this process. reviewed an early draft and supplied many editorial comments. plus At least 4 months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archaeology.
These rates of decay are known, so if you can measure the proportion of parent and daughter isotopes in rocks now, you can calculate when the rocks were formed.