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It follows that the pottery fragment in Layer D and the bottle cap in Layer B likely date from or after 1885 as well.The coins of Azes II found inside the Bimaran casket provide a terminus post quem: for the coins to have been placed inside, the casket was necessarily consecrated after the beginning of the reign of Azes II.An event may well have both a terminus post quem and a terminus ante quem, in which case the limits of the possible range of dates are known at both ends, but many events have just one or the other.
Terminus post quem is an archaeological term used to describe a situation where something is later than a certain date.
For example: if you found a coin dating to 1915 in a pit in your garden, then the pit would have to have been dug in or after 1915.
Relative dating of a site's stratigraphy often depends on the absolute dating of excavated materials and artifacts.
One of the most widely used methods of determining the absolute date of organic materials is radiocarbon (carbon 14) dating .
For example, consider an archaeological find of a burial that contains coins dating to 1588, 1595, and others less securely dated to 1590–1625.