Petrie was a scientific archaeologist, probably close to our first example.
Reliability of age = reliability of technique Two artifacts are buried at the same time within the same archaeo.
Where absolute dating methods, such as carbon dating, cannot be applied, archaeologists have to use relative dating methods to date archaeological finds and features.
Seriation is a standard method of dating in archaeology.
It corresponds to the sequential procedure proposed by Gelfand (1971), in the context of the seriation of archaeological objects, and to the multi-fragment heuristic (Bentley 1992) for the traveling salesman problem (TSP).
Conversely, in such conditions, it is relevant to enumerate elements in the order underlying the general elongation of the Gaussian distribution by enumerating elements according to their distance to the two endpoints of the distribution.