radioactive dating


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radioactive dating

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(Archaeology) another term for radiometric dating
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Noun1.radioactive dating - measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Fred Jourdan from Curtin's Department of Applied Geology used the radioactive dating techniques to precisely measure the age of the eruptions of the Kalkarindji volcanic province where lavas covered an area of more than 2 million square kilometers in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Radioactive dating has given new time determinations for human ancestors and evolution in the dim anthropological past.
Scientists used new radioactive dating techniques to determine both the date of the impact and that of dinosaurs' extinction.
Using the argon-argon radioactive dating method, the fossils were determined to be younger than 3.
The research team used radioactive dating to determine that the salt crystals--and the cellulose inside of them--formed more than 250 million years ago.
Both are faiths and interpret the same rocks, fossils and radioactive dating methods etc - all open to huge error.