fluorine dating


fluorine dating
A technique used to date bones by measuring the amount of fluorine absorbed from the surrounding soil.

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  • fluorine dating — a method of determining the relative age of fossil bones found in the same excavation by comparing their fluorine content. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • fluorine dating — /ˈflʊərin deɪtɪŋ/ (say floouhreen dayting) noun a method of determining the age of objects of plant or animal origin by means of their content of fluorine absorbed from surrounding groundwater …   Australian English dictionary

  • fluorine dating — a method of determining the relative age of fossil bones found in the same excavation by comparing their fluorine content. [1945 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fluorine absorption dating — noun a technique used to date bones by measuring the amount of fluorine absorbed from the surrounding soil Syn: fluorine dating …   Wiktionary

  • fluorine method — noun fluorine dating …   Wiktionary

  • fluorine test — noun fluorine dating …   Wiktionary

  • Fluorine absorption dating — is the use of fluorine to determine the duration of time an object found in the soil has been there. It is a relative dating technique, in comparison to absolute dating techniques like radiocarbon dating. Fluorine absorption dating can be carried …   Wikipedia

  • Dating methodologies in archaeology — Dating material drawn from the archaeological record can be made by a direct study of an artifact or may be deduced by association with materials found in the context the item is drawn from or inferred by its point of discovery in the sequence… …   Wikipedia

  • fluorine test — noun : a determination of the relative age of fossil and subfossil bones that is based on the fact that the fluorine content of bones in contact with earth tends to increase through the ages and that is used chiefly in dating anthropological… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Radiometric dating — (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials such as rocks, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates.[1]… …   Wikipedia


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