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For some 20,000 years, during the Late Pleistocene epoch (Ice Age), the Arabian Peninsula was overall very arid, as it is today.The earth at that time was considerably colder and the ice caps were much larger than they currently are.

Different researchers have applied a variety of absolute dating methods directly to petroglyphs or to sediments covering them, including AMS (accelerator mass spectrometry) radiocarbon, cation ratio, amino acid racemization, OSL (optically stimulated luminescence), lichenometry, micro-erosion and micro-stratification analysis of patina. These techniques have yielded mixed results in terms of reliability and feasibility, but, in any case, none has been applied to date in Saudi Arabia.Relative dating, although somewhat less satisfying than absolute dating in terms of precision, is considerably more successful for petroglyphs.Sometimes the proximity of a campsite or settlement that is dated directly by absolute dating methods is considered helpful for determining the age of an apparently associated petroglyph panel, but caution must be exercised, since it does not always mean that the site’s inhabitants were the artists who created the art.This means you can send and receive messages, Chat, Instant Message, Blog, and Post in our wild but friendly international and Saudi Arabia dating Forums without any costs ever. In archaeological terminology, there are two categories of dating methods: absolute and relative.

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