Potassiumargon dating early human fossils


14-Feb-2018 21:11

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It is based on the fact that some of the radioactive isotope of Potassium, Potassium-40 (K-40) ,decays to the gas Argon as Argon-40 (Ar-40).

Fossils document the order of appearance of groups and they tell us about some of the amazing plants and animals that died out long ago.



Once a hominid fossil has been discovered it can be dated by two main ways. the potassium-argon method, which dates items by measuring chemical decay.… continue reading »


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Human fossils found 38 years ago are 65000 years older than previously. crystals can be dated using a technique called potassium-argon dating. early Pleistocene epoch there was diversity of early hominid morphologies or body forms.… continue reading »


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Here of some of the well-tested methods of dating used in the study of early humans Potassium-argon dating, Argon-argon dating, Carbon-14 or Radiocarbon, and. At some sites, animal fossils can be dated precisely by one of these other.… continue reading »


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