A recent news item on the BBC caught my eye:
In it a new scientific analysis technique for absolute dating of ceramics was announced. It is called rehydroxylation and relies on the uptake of water.
The thing that worries me is surely a pot used to stew vegetables by the fire is going to take up a lot more water into it's structure than one which is displayed on a dresser in a fairly dry atmosphere.
What does everyone think of this new technique?