In the September/October 2018 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, David A. Warburton provides an introduction to scientific dating methods in his article “Dating in the Archaeological World.” This is the first article in a new BAR series called Biblical Archaeology 101.If you were hoping for an article on courtship in antiquity, you're out of luck. But I can tell you that it did not involve dating.
As usual, the BAR article is behind the subscription wall. But this BHD essay gives you some basics from it.
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