fluorine: (n.) flu-o-rine a nonmetallic chemical, usually found in a pale yellow flammable gas form.It is a hazardous, poisonous gas that is absorbed by bones that lies under soil. It is a hazardous, poisonous gas that is absorbed by bones that lies under soil. fluorine: (n.) flu-o-rine a nonmetallic chemical, usually found in a pale yellow flammable gas form.
In 1953 this test was used to easily identify that the 'Piltdown Man' was forged, almost 50 years after it was originally 'unearthed'.
Many instances of this dating method compare the amount of fluorine and uranium in the bones to nitrogen dating to create more accurate estimation of date.
Older bones have more fluorine and uranium and less nitrogen.
If no real age is known, ages can only be expressed in older than or younger than between the two objects.
The fluctuating amount of fluoride found in groundwater means the objects in comparison must be in the same local area in order for the comparisons to be accurate.Click on a title to look inside that book (if available): Three Volume Set by John A Matthews DAR/JAM fluorine dating A technique used to estimate the RELATIVE AGE of skeletal material up to several million years old based on the rate of fluorine uptake from natural waters during fossilisation. by Bernard Woodfluorine dating Fluorine from groundwater leaches into buried materials over time, so that older bones have... by Ram Narayan Das FLUo RINE DATING (See DATING, FLUORINE).