Chronological Studies & Dating Methods - Time Periods

 

Modern

body temperature time of death period - 0 - 20 hr

7Be dating period - 0 - 1 bp

bomb-radiocarbon dating period - 0 - 60 bp

cesium137 dating period -  0 - 60 bp

dentition age analysis period - 0 - 70 yrs

paper dating period - 0 - 100 bp

tritium analysis period - 0 - 100 bp

210Pb dating period - 0 - 150 bp

32Si dating period - 30-1000 bp

deuterium analysis period - 0 - 2000 bp

 

Recent

bomb-radiocarbon dating period - 0 - 60 bp

cesium137 dating period -  0 - 60 bp

dentition age analysis period - 0 - 70 yrs

paper dating period - 0 - 100 bp

tritium analysis period - 0 - 100 bp

210Pb dating period - 0 - 150 bp

32Si dating period - 30-1000 bp

deuterium analysis period - 0 - 2000 bp

argon-39 dating period - 40 - 2000 bp

magnetic lead dating period - 0 - 2500 bp

lichenometry period - 10 - 3000 bp

astronomy dating period - 0 - 4000 bp

written records period - to about 5000 BP

chemical transformations period -  0 - 6000 bp

lake level analysis period - 0 - 7000 bp

ice flow models period - 0- 7500 bp

Bayesian Chronological Modelling period - 0 - 10000 bp

paleosol analysis period - 0 - 10000 bp

rehydroxylation dating period - 0 - 10000 bp

Bond events period - 0 - 11000 bp

dendrochronology period - 0-12000 bp, floating sequences back into the Cretaceous Period

dendroclimatology period - 0-12000 bp

dendroecology period - 0-12000 bp

dendrogeomorphology period - 0-12000 bp

deglaciation chronology period - 9000 - 14000 bp

amino acid racemization period asparagine - 0 - 25000 bp

quartz hydration dating period - 1600 - 25000 bp

archaeology period - 0 - 35000 bp

archaeometry period - 0 - 35000 bp

oxidizable carbon ratio period - 1 - 35000 bp

lake sediment successions period - 0 - 40000 bp

molecular dating period - 0 - 40000 bp

varve chronology period - 0 - 40000 bp

radiocarbon dating period - 0 - 50000 bp

paleoprecipitation records period - 0 - 500000

paleothermometry period - 0 - 70000 bp

Dansgaard-Oeschger Events period - 200 - 80000 bp

anthropological age analysis period - 0 - 100000 bp

paleomagnetic dating period - polar wander path - 0 - 100000 bp

obsidian hydration dating period - 500 - 100000 bp

ice core dating period - 0 - 110000 bp

radioluminescence period - 0 - 150000 bp

uranium/thorium dating period - 20 - .5 m. bp

optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) period - 100 - 500000 bp

cultural affiliation dating period - 0 - 1 m. bp

3He dating period - 0 - 1 m. bp

thermoluminescence period - 30 - 1 m. bp

26Al dating period - 100 to 1 m. bp

fluorine analysis period - 100 bp - 1 m. bp

artifact time marker period - 0 - 1.5 m. bp

36Cl dating period - 0 - 2 m. bp

coral reef dating period - 0 - 2 m. bp

4He/3He thermochronometry period - 0 - 2 m. bp

81Kr period - 0 - 2 m.bp

varnish stratigraphy period - 1000 - 2 m. bp

amino acid racemization period - isoleucine - 5000 - 2 m. bp

marine isotope stage (MIS) period - 0 - 3 m. bp

paleolimnology period - 300 - 3 m. bp

anthropology period - 0 - 4 m. bp

tephrochronology period - 0 - 5 m. bp

carbon-isotope analysis period - 0 - 6 m. bp

gamma ray attenuation density period - 0 - 6 m. bp

thermochronometry period - 0 - 6 b. bp

cosmogenic dating period - 0 - 10 m. bp

10Be/9Be dating period -  0 – 14 m. bp

astrobiochronology period - 0 - 25 m. bp

astrochronology  period - 0 - 25 m. bp

Astronomical Polarity Time Scale (APTS) period - 0 - 25 m. bp

isotopic time scale period - 0 - 25 m. bp

diatom-zone dating period - 0 - 65 m. bp

radiolarian zone dating period - 0 - 65 m. bp

strontium isotope stratigraphy period - 0 - 65 m. bp

magnetic anomaly time scale period - 0 - 71 m. bp

carbon-isotope analysis period - 0 - 100 m. bp

U-Fl-N dating period - 0 - 100 m. bp

Astronomical time scale (ATS) period - 0 - 146 m. bp, plus floating calibrations thru Triassic

sedimentation rate chronology period - 0 - 146 m. bp

geomagnetic polarity time scale (GPTS) period - 0 - 155 m. bp

seafloor spreading rates period - 0 - 180 m. bp

sea level variation period - 0 - 200 m. bp

87Sr/86Sr geochronology period - 0 - 200 m. bp

nannofossil zone dating period - 0 - 210 m. bp

palynology period - 0 - 220 m. bp

dinoflagellate-zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

palynomorph zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

paleobotany period - 0 - 350 m. bp

foraminifera-zone dating period - 0 - 360 m. bp

fungal spore zone dating period - 0 - 400 m. bp

cyclostratigraphy period - 0-500 m. bp

magnetobiostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magneto(cyclo)stratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magnetostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

oxygen isotope record period - 0 - 500 m. bp

pedostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

stable isotope analysis period - 0 - 500 m. bp

electron spin resonance period - 500 - 500 million bp

index fossils period - 0- 540 m. bp

fossil assemblages period - 0 - 570 m. bp

biochronology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biozone period - 0 - 600 m. bp

chronostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

invertebrate paleontology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

paleobiogeography period - 0 - 600 m. bp

Paleontological Time Scale period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleontology period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 675 m. bp

Phanerozoic Time Scale period - 0 - 675 m. bp

DNA analysis period - 0 - 2.8 b. bp

geomagnetic time scale period - 0 - 3.5 b. bp

age equivalent stratigraphic markers period - 0 - 4 b. bp

allostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

chemostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

climatostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

event stratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochemical dating period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochronology period – 0 - 4 b. bp

geological time scale period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geomorphology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

global climatic events period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoaltimetry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoceanography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoclimatology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoenvironmental reconstruction period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleogeography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleothermometry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleotopography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

sedimentology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

lithodemic unit period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

lithostratigraphy period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

stratigraphy period - 0 - 4.5 b. bp

paleomagnetic dating period - apparent polar wander paths - back to Precambrian times

geology period - 0 - 4.57 b. bp

geochronometry period - 0-4.6 b. bp

argon-40/argon-39 dating period - 2000 - 4600 m. bp

potassium-argon dating period - 20000 - 4.6 b. bp

cross-dating period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

isotope geochemistry period - 0 - 5.7 b. bp

radioisotopic time scale period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

fission track dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

radioisotope dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

 

Quaternary

Bond events period - 0 - 11000 bp

dendrochronology period - 0-12000 bp, floating sequences back into the Cretaceous Period

dendroclimatology period - 0-12000 bp

dendroecology period - 0-12000 bp

dendrogeomorphology period - 0-12000 bp

deglaciation chronology period - 9000 - 14000 bp

amino acid racemization period asparagine - 0 - 25000 bp

quartz hydration dating period - 1600 - 25000 bp

archaeology period - 0 - 35000 bp

archaeometry period - 0 - 35000 bp

oxidizable carbon ratio period - 1 - 35000 bp

lake sediment successions period - 0 - 40000 bp

molecular dating period - 0 - 40000 bp

varve chronology period - 0 - 40000 bp

radiocarbon dating period - 0 - 50000 bp

paleoprecipitation records period - 0 - 500000

Heinrich events period - 12000 - 60000 bp

paleothermometry period - 0 - 70000 bp

Dansgaard-Oeschger Events period - 200 - 80000 bp

anthropological age analysis period - 0 - 100000 bp

paleomagnetic dating period - polar wander path - 0 - 100000 bp

obsidian hydration dating period - 500 - 100000 bp

ice core dating period - 0 - 110000 bp

radioluminescence period - 0 - 150000 bp

uranium/thorium dating period - 20 - .5 m. bp

optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) period - 100 - 500000 bp

cultural affiliation dating period - 0 - 1 m. bp

3He dating period - 0 - 1 m. bp

thermoluminescence period - 30 - 1 m. bp

26Al dating period - 100 to 1 m. bp

fluorine analysis period - 100 bp - 1 m. bp

41Ca dating period - 50000 - 1 m. bp

artifact time marker period - 0 - 1.5 m. bp

36Cl dating period - 0 - 2 m. bp

coral reef dating period - 0 - 2 m. bp

4He/3He thermochronometry period - 0 - 2 m. bp

81Kr period - 0 - 2 m.bp

varnish stratigraphy period - 1000 - 2 m. bp

amino acid racemization period - isoleucine - 5000 - 2 m. bp

234U excess dating period - 10000 - 2 m. bp

marine isotope stage (MIS) period - 0 - 3 m. bp

paleolimnology period - 300 - 3 m. bp

anthropology period - 0 - 4 m. bp

anthropological dating period - 30000 - 4 m. bp

tephrochronology period - 0 - 5 m. bp

carbon-isotope analysis period - 0 - 6 m. bp

gamma ray attenuation density period - 0 - 6 m. bp

thermochronometry period - 0 - 6 b. bp

cosmogenic dating period - 0 - 10 m. bp

10Be/9Be dating period -  0 – 14 m. bp

astrobiochronology period - 0 - 25 m. bp

astrochronology  period - 0 - 25 m. bp

Astronomical Polarity Time Scale (APTS) period - 0 - 25 m. bp

isotopic time scale period - 0 - 25 m. bp

detrital thermochronometry period - 1 - 40 m. bp

diatom-zone dating period - 0 - 65 m. bp

radiolarian zone dating period - 0 - 65 m. bp

strontium isotope stratigraphy period - 0 - 65 m. bp

magnetic anomaly time scale period - 0 - 71 m. bp

carbon-isotope analysis period - 0 - 100 m. bp

U-Fl-N dating period - 0 - 100 m. bp

Astronomical time scale (ATS) period - 0 - 146 m. bp, plus floating calibrations thru Triassic

sedimentation rate chronology period - 0 - 146 m. bp

geomagnetic polarity time scale (GPTS) period - 0 - 155 m. bp

seafloor spreading rates period - 0 - 180 m. bp

sea level variation period - 0 - 200 m. bp

87Sr/86Sr geochronology period - 0 - 200 m. bp

nannofossil zone dating period - 0 - 210 m. bp

palynology period - 0 - 220 m. bp

dinoflagellate-zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

palynomorph zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

paleobotany period - 0 - 350 m. bp

foraminifera-zone dating period - 0 - 360 m. bp

fungal spore zone dating period - 0 - 400 m. bp

cyclostratigraphy period - 0-500 m. bp

magnetobiostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magneto(cyclo)stratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magnetostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

oxygen isotope record period - 0 - 500 m. bp

pedostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

stable isotope analysis period - 0 - 500 m. bp

electron spin resonance period - 500 - 500 million bp

paleomagnetic dating period - geomagnetic pole reversals - 780000 - 500 m. bp

helium-lead dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

(U-Th)/He dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

index fossils period - 0- 540 m. bp

fossil assemblages period - 0 - 570 m. bp

biochronology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biozone period - 0 - 600 m. bp

chronostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

invertebrate paleontology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

paleobiogeography period - 0 - 600 m. bp

Paleontological Time Scale period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleontology period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 675 m. bp

Phanerozoic Time Scale period - 0 - 675 m. bp

DNA analysis period - 0 - 2.8 b. bp

geomagnetic time scale period - 0 - 3.5 b. bp

age equivalent stratigraphic markers period - 0 - 4 b. bp

allostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

chemostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

climatostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

event stratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochemical dating period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochronology period – 0 - 4 b. bp

geological time scale period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geomorphology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

global climatic events period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoaltimetry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoceanography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoclimatology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoenvironmental reconstruction period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleogeography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleothermometry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleotopography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

sedimentology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

lithodemic unit period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

lithostratigraphy period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

stratigraphy period - 0 - 4.5 b. bp

paleomagnetic dating period - apparent polar wander paths - back to Precambrian times

geology period - 0 - 4.57 b. bp

U/Pb dating period - 1 m. - 4.57 b. bp

geochronometry period - 0-4.6 b. bp

noble gas geochronology period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

argon-40/argon-39 dating period - 2000 - 4600 m. bp

potassium-argon dating period - 20000 - 4.6 b. bp

cross-dating period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

isotope geochemistry period - 0 - 5.7 b. bp

radioisotopic time scale period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

fission track dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

radioisotope dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

 

Cenozoic

marine isotope stage (MIS) period - 0 - 3 m. bp

anthropology period - 0 - 4 m. bp

tephrochronology period - 0 - 5 m. bp

carbon-isotope analysis period - 0 - 6 m. bp

gamma ray attenuation density period - 0 - 6 m. bp

thermochronometry period - 0 - 6 b. bp

cosmogenic dating period - 0 - 10 m. bp

10Be/9Be dating period -  0 – 14 m. bp

astrobiochronology period - 0 - 25 m. bp

astrochronology period - 0 - 25 m. bp

Astronomical Polarity Time Scale (APTS) period - 0 - 25 m. bp

isotopic time scale period - 0 - 25 m. bp

detrital thermochronometry period - 1 - 40 m. bp

diatom-zone dating period - 0 - 65 m. bp

radiolarian zone dating period - 0 - 65 m. bp

strontium isotope stratigraphy period - 0 - 65 m. bp

magnetic anomaly time scale period - 0 - 71 m. bp

carbon-isotope analysis period - 0 - 100 m. bp

U-Fl-N dating period - 0 - 100 m. bp

Astronomical time scale (ATS) period - 0 - 146 m. bp, plus floating calibrations thru Triassic

sedimentation rate chronology period - 0 - 146 m. bp

geomagnetic polarity time scale (GPTS) period - 0 - 155 m. bp

seafloor spreading rates period - 0 - 180 m. bp

sea level variation period - 0 - 200 m. bp

87Sr/86Sr geochronology period - 0 - 200 m. bp

nannofossil zone dating period - 0 - 210 m. bp

palynology period - 0 - 220 m. bp

dinoflagellate-zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

palynomorph zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

paleobotany period - 0 - 350 m. bp

foraminifera-zone dating period - 0 - 360 m. bp

fungal spore zone dating period - 0 - 400 m. bp

cyclostratigraphy period - 0-500 m. bp

magnetobiostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magneto(cyclo)stratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magnetostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

oxygen isotope record period - 0 - 500 m. bp

pedostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

stable isotope analysis period - 0 - 500 m. bp

electron spin resonance period - 500 - 500 million bp

paleomagnetic dating period - geomagnetic pole reversals - 780000 - 500 m. bp

helium-lead dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

(U-Th)/He dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

Lu-Hf period - 5 m. - 500 m. bp

index fossils period - 0- 540 m. bp

fossil assemblages period - 0 - 570 m. bp

biochronology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biozone period - 0 - 600 m. bp

chronostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

invertebrate paleontology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

paleobiogeography period - 0 - 600 m. bp

Paleontological Time Scale period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleontology period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 675 m. bp

Phanerozoic Time Scale period - 0 - 675 m. bp

DNA analysis period - 0 - 2.8 b. bp

paleolimnology period - 300 - 3 m. bp

geomagnetic time scale period - 0 - 3.5 b. bp

age equivalent stratigraphic markers period - 0 - 4 b. bp

allostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

chemostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

climatostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

event stratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochemical dating period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochronology period – 0 - 4 b. bp

geological time scale period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geomorphology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

global climatic events period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoaltimetry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoceanography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoclimatology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoenvironmental reconstruction period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleogeography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleothermometry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleotopography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

sedimentology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

lithodemic unit period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

lithostratigraphy period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

stratigraphy period - 0 - 4.5 b. bp

paleomagnetic dating period - apparent polar wander paths - back to Precambrian times

geology period - 0 - 4.57 b. bp

U/Pb dating period - 1 m. - 4.57 b. bp

geochronometry period - 0-4.6 b. bp

noble gas geochronology period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

argon-40/argon-39 dating period - 2000 - 4600 m. bp

potassium-argon dating period - 20000 - 4.6 b. bp

Re-Os dating period - 10 m. - 4.6 b. bp

Rb-Sr dating period - 60 m. - 4.6 b. bp

cross-dating period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

isotope geochemistry period - 0 - 5.7 b. bp

radioisotopic time scale period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

fission track dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

radioisotope dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

 

Mesozoic

magnetic anomaly time scale period - 0 - 71 m. bp

carbon-isotope analysis period - 0 - 100 m. bp

U-Fl-N dating period - 0 - 100 m. bp

Astronomical time scale (ATS) period - 0 - 146 m. bp, plus floating calibrations thru Triassic

sedimentation rate chronology period - 0 - 146 m. bp

geomagnetic polarity time scale (GPTS) period - 0 - 155 m. bp

seafloor spreading rates period - 0 - 180 m. bp

sea level variation period - 0 - 200 m. bp

87Sr/86Sr geochronology period - 0 - 200 m. bp

nannofossil zone dating period - 0 - 210 m. bp

palynology period - 0 - 220 m. bp

dinoflagellate-zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

palynomorph zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

paleobotany period - 0 - 350 m. bp

foraminifera-zone dating period - 0 - 360 m. bp

fungal spore zone dating period - 0 - 400 m. bp

ammonite-zone dating period - 65 m. - 400 m. bp

cyclostratigraphy period - 0-500 m. bp

magnetobiostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magneto(cyclo)stratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magnetostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

oxygen isotope record period - 0 - 500 m. bp

pedostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

stable isotope analysis period - 0 - 500 m. bp

electron spin resonance period - 500 - 500 million bp

paleomagnetic dating period - geomagnetic pole reversals - 780000 - 500 m. bp

helium-lead dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

(U-Th)/He dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

Lu-Hf period - 5 m. - 500 m. bp

index fossils period - 0- 540 m. bp

fossil assemblages period - 0 - 570 m. bp

biochronology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biozone period - 0 - 600 m. bp

chronostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

invertebrate paleontology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

paleobiogeography period - 0 - 600 m. bp

Paleontological Time Scale period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleontology period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 675 m. bp

Phanerozoic Time Scale period - 0 - 675 m. bp

DNA analysis period - 0 - 2.8 b. bp

geomagnetic time scale period - 0 - 3.5 b. bp

age equivalent stratigraphic markers period - 0 - 4 b. bp

allostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

chemostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

climatostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

event stratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochemical dating period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochronology period – 0 - 4 b. bp

geological time scale period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geomorphology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

global climatic events period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoaltimetry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoceanography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoclimatology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoenvironmental reconstruction period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleogeography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleothermometry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleotopography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

sedimentology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

lithodemic unit period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

lithostratigraphy period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

stratigraphy period - 0 - 4.5 b. bp

paleomagnetic dating period - apparent polar wander paths - back to Precambrian times

geology period - 0 - 4.57 b. bp

Pb-Pb dating period - 100 m. - 4.57 b. bp

geochronometry period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

noble gas geochronology period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

argon-40/argon-39 dating period - 2000 - 4600 m. bp

potassium-argon dating period - 20000 - 4.6 b. bp

Re-Os dating period - 10 m. - 4.6 b. bp

Rb-Sr dating period - 60 m. - 4.6 b. bp

Sm-Nd dating period - 100 m. - 4.6 b. bp

cross-dating period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

isotope geochemistry period - 0 - 5.7 b. bp

radioisotopic time scale period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

fission track dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

radioisotope dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

 

Paleozoic

dinoflagellate-zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

palynomorph zone dating period - 0 - 260 m. bp

paleobotany period - 0 - 350 m. bp

foraminifera-zone dating period - 0 - 360 m. bp

fusulinid-zone dating period - 250 - 360 m. bp

fungal spore zone dating period - 0 - 400 m. bp

ammonite-zone dating period - 65 m. - 400 m. bp

cyclostratigraphy period - 0-500 m. bp

magnetobiostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magneto(cyclo)stratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

magnetostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

oxygen isotope record period - 0 - 500 m. bp

pedostratigraphy period - 0 - 500 m. bp

stable isotope analysis period - 0 - 500 m. bp

electron spin resonance period - 500 - 500 million bp

paleomagnetic dating period - geomagnetic pole reversals - 780000 - 500 m. bp

helium-lead dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

(U-Th)/He dating period - 1 m. – 500 m. bp

Lu-Hf period - 5 m. - 500 m. bp

graptolite-zone dating period - 417 - 505 m. bp

index fossils period - 0- 540 m. bp

fossil assemblages period - 0 - 570 m. bp

trilobite-zone dating period - 440 - 570 m. bp

biochronology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biozone period - 0 - 600 m. bp

chronostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

paleobiogeography period - 0 - 600 m. bp

conodont-zone dating period - 250 - 600 m. bp

Paleontological Time Scale period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleontology period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 675 m. bp

Phanerozoic Time Scale period - 0 - 675 m. bp

DNA analysis period - 0 - 2.8 b. bp

geomagnetic time scale period - 0 - 3.5 b. bp

age equivalent stratigraphic markers period - 0 - 4 b. bp

allostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

chemostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

climatostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

event stratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochemical dating period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochronology period – 0 - 4 b. bp

geological time scale period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geomorphology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

global climatic events period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoaltimetry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoceanography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoclimatology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoenvironmental reconstruction period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleogeography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleothermometry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleotopography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

sedimentology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

lithodemic unit period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

lithostratigraphy period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

stratigraphy period - 0 - 4.5 b. bp

paleomagnetic dating period - apparent polar wander paths - back to Precambrian times

geology period - 0 - 4.57 b. bp

Pb-Pb dating period - 100 m. - 4.57 b. bp

geochronometry period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

noble gas geochronology period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

argon-40/argon-39 dating period - 2000 - 4600 m. bp

potassium-argon dating period - 20000 - 4.6 b. bp

Re-Os dating period - 10 m. - 4.6 b. bp

Rb-Sr dating period - 60 m. - 4.6 b. bp

Sm-Nd dating period - 100 m. - 4.6 b. bp

cross-dating period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

isotope geochemistry period - 0 - 5.7 b. bp

radioisotopic time scale period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

fission track dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

radioisotope dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

 

Early Earth

biochronology period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

biozone period - 0 - 600 m. bp

chronostratigraphy period - 0 - 600 m. bp

paleobiogeography period - 0 - 600 m. bp

conodont-zone dating period - 250 - 600 m. bp

Paleontological Time Scale period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleontology period - 0 - 650 m. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 675 m. bp

Phanerozoic Time Scale period - 0 - 675 m. bp

DNA analysis period - 0 - 2.8 b. bp

geomagnetic time scale period - 0 - 3.5 b. bp

age equivalent stratigraphic markers period - 0 - 4 b. bp

allostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

chemostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

climatostratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

event stratigraphy period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochemical dating period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geochronology period – 0 - 4 b. bp

geological time scale period - 0 - 4 b. bp

geomorphology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

global climatic events period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoaltimetry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoceanography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoclimatology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoecology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleoenvironmental reconstruction period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleogeography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleothermometry period - 0 - 4 b. bp

paleotopography period - 0 - 4 b. bp

sedimentology period - 0 - 4 b. bp

lithodemic unit period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

lithostratigraphy period - 0 - 4.4 b. bp

stratigraphy period - 0 - 4.5 b. bp

paleomagnetic dating period - apparent polar wander paths - back to Precambrian times

geology period - 0 - 4.57 b. bp

U/Pb dating period - 1 m. - 4.57 b. bp

Pb-Pb dating period - 100 m. - 4.57 b. bp

hafnium-tungsten dating period - 4.52 - 4.57 b. bp

iodine-xenon dating period – 4.52 – 4.57 b. bp

geochronometry period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

noble gas geochronology period - 0 - 4.6 b. bp

argon-40/argon-39 dating period - 2000 - 4600 m. bp

potassium-argon dating period - 20000 - 4.6 b. bp

Re-Os dating period - 10 m. - 4.6 b. bp

Rb-Sr dating period - 60 m. - 4.6 b. bp

Sm-Nd dating period - 100 m. - 4.6 b. bp

cross-dating period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

isotope geochemistry period - 0 - 5.7 b. bp

radioisotopic time scale period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

fission track dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

radioisotope dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

 

Early Solar System

hafnium-tungsten dating period - 4.52 - 4.57 b. bp

iodine-xenon dating period – 4.52 – 4.57 b. bp

26Al/26Mg dating period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

10Be/10B dating period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

41Ca/41K dating period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

36Cl/36S dating period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

cosmic ray dating period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

Early Solar System timescale period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

extinct radioisotope chronometry period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

Extinct Radionuclide Timescale period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

60Fe/60Ni dating period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

53Mn/53Cr dating period - 4565 m. - 4571 m. bp

niobium–zirconium chronometry period - 4565 m. - 4571 m. bp

107Pd-107Ag dating period - 4565 m. - 4571 m. bp

Pu-Xe dating period - 4565 - 4571 m. bp

geochronometry period - 0-4.6 b. bp

lunar geologic timescale period - 0 - 4600 m. bp

Martian geologic timescale period - 0 - 4600 m. bp

cosmochronology period - 4500 - 4600 m. bp

146Sm-142Nd dating period - 4.5 – 4.6 b. bp

cross-dating period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

isotope geochemistry period - 0 - 5.7 b. bp

radioisotopic time scale period - 0 - 5700 m. bp

fission track dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

radioisotope dating period - 0 - 6 b. bp

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

 

Early Universe

absolute dating  period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

cosmological time scale period - 0 - 13.7 b. bp

relative dating period - 0 – 13.7 b. bp

red shift dating period - 5 m. - 13.7 b. bp

 

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