The greatest problem with dating an artefact from an archaeology site is that nearly every absolute dating process requires the destruction of at least a piece of the object in conducting the analysis.
There are relatively few dating laboratories and having an artefact dated can be an expensive exercise especially if the artefact is not of great value itself.
Artefacts that are made from crystalline materials and uncovered in an excavation can be dated using luminescence analysis.I am contacting you in regards to using your knowledge in a scholarly paper I am writing in which I plan to get a copy write on. I referenced the dating methods such as Stratigraphy dating, relative dating, and luminescence dating. I have a gold ring which I believe is ancient but also important! The way it's constructed, the way the internal sides of the rings gold are melted with faults that look like bits of silver And the slightly differing colours, the hand carved gem and its,inscription! Best regards, Brian Czyl I sent some pictures of the ring to auctionata, to be fair to them they did say it could be historical cultural heritage, but the only deal with very high value items. The shape and style of an artefact changes through time although its function may remain the same.The changing styles of pottery, glass, stoneware, and metal objects provide archaeology analysts with known progressive sequences.