I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages. Because of this, I was drawn to people like my best friend, who was dynamic and bold.
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And if the artifact is organic—like wood or bone—researchers can turn to a method called radiocarbon dating.