In a major piece published Sunday evening, The New York Times delves into the work of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in Ukraine.
Here, what is being referred to is “archaeological methods”, rather than “stylistic dating” or suchlike, in order to ascertain that when determining the age of rock paintings in effect the same procedures that are common and successfully used in prehistoric research can be adopted.
Due to scientific dating, this cave is generally thought to date to the Aurignacian period despite this being in stark contrast to knowledge of the development of Ice Age art that has been gained through archaeological methods (Züchner 1995a, 1996, 1999).
However, we are not going to deal with the Chauvet Cave itself but instead discuss which archaeological methods are apt for determination of the age of Palaeolithic rock art.
In the case of the Trump-Russia dossier, Steele initially had been hired by a Washington research firm working on behalf of Trump's political opponents -- initially in the Republican primary and then later Democrats.
Congress of the Hugo Obermaier-Gesellschaft at Tübingen, April 2000.
Unfortunately, these are not always applied with the necessary precision, which leads to misjudgements that in turn make some scholars doubt the method itself. A big problem is the fact that nowadays, in most cases, rock art is no longer seen as an integral part of prehistoric cultures but as an independent unit.