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In such cases subjective element cannot be ruled out.
Consequently, the chronology worked out for the geological deposits helped in dating the prehistoric tools found in these deposits. There are certain antiquities and potteries which by themselves have acquired a dating value.
Whenever and where ever such antiquities are found, associated finds are automatically dated.
For example Mauryan terracottas, Roman amphorae, Harappan pottery, NBP , PGW,etc.
Once a type has been classified by the aid of its context further specimen of the same type, even when found in isolation, can be assigned their place in terms of dates.
Association in simplicity can be illustrated by an example, at the port of Arikamedu near Pondicherry.
Charred bones are better preserved and are therefore relatively more reliable.