Fluorine absorption dating

27-Aug-2016 01:09

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.

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But because decomposition happens at different speeds in different places, it's not possible to compare bones from different sites.

As not all objects absorb fluorine at the same rate, this also undermines the accuracy of such a dating technique.