Obsidian hydration dating

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'''Obsidian hydration dating''' is a dating method that has proven to be extremely helpful in [[anthropology]] since it can be used to date stone tools made by early humans.  Obsidian is a volcanic glass that is formed from the cooling of [[silica]]-rich [[lava]] and it always has a silica composition of around 70% by weight (the exact percentage varies from sample to sample).
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'''Obsidian hydration dating''' is a dating method that has proven to be extremely helpful in [[anthropology]] since it can be used to date stone tools made by early [[human]]s.  Obsidian is a volcanic glass that is formed from the cooling of [[silica]]-rich [[lava]] and it always has a silica composition of around 70% by weight (the exact percentage varies from sample to sample).
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