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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Akhtar said the fossil belonged to the late Pleistocene period and its age was determined using a uranium-lead radioactive dating technique.
Akhtar estimated the tusk's age using the uranium/lead radioactive dating technique.
Radioactive dating techniques allowed a team led by Fred Jourdan of Curtin University in Perth to precisely measure the age of the eruptions of the Kalkarindji volcanic province, which saw lava cover an area of more than two million square kilometres in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
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.
After discussing physical sciences in the 1890s, the author turns to the development of radioactive dating techniques in the first years of the twentieth century and then to British geologist Arthur Holmes, who determined an age for the Earth on the order of several billion years.
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.