The quest for an absolute chronology in human prehistory: anthropologists, chemists and the fluorine dating method in palaeoanthropology.

@article{Goodrum2009TheQF,
  title={The quest for an absolute chronology in human prehistory: anthropologists, chemists and the fluorine dating method in palaeoanthropology.},
  author={Matthew R. Goodrum and Cora Olson},
  journal={British journal for the history of science},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 152 Pt 1},
  pages={95-114}
}
By the early twentieth century there was a growing need within palaeoanthropology and prehistoric archaeology to find a way of dating fossils and artefacts in order to know the age of specific specimens, but more importantly to establish an absolute chronology for human prehistory. The radiocarbon and potassium-argon dating methods revolutionized… CONTINUE READING