uranium series


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uranium series

n
(General Physics) physics a radioactive series that starts with uranium-238 and proceeds by radioactive decay to lead-206
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Professor Rainer Grun, Director of Griffith's Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, used uranium series analysis to date the teeth and bones of three small hominid individuals, a child and two adults, found in Callao Cave on Luzon Island, the Xinhua news agency reported.
A technique called uranium series analysis found them to be at least 40,000 years old.
Scientists used a combination of sophisticated dating methods, including electron Spin Resonance, argon dating and uranium series dating, to confirm that the rhino was butchered sometime around 700,000 years ago.