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RE: History of radiometric dating

Wyse Jackson, Patrick. 2006. The Chronologers' Quest: The Search for the Age of 
the Earth. Cambridge Univ. Press. 291 pp.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216                        
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661               

Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Fax: 301-314-9843

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Poekilopleuron
> Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 7:34 AM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: History of radiometric dating
> Good day to all,
> does anyone have any reference for a study examining the history of dating 
> geological sediments (from Ussher to modern day
> radiometric techniques)?
> Especially for the mesozoic strata, which were only a hundred years ago 
> considered to be just a few to a few tens of millions of
> old (Allosaurus 3 Ma in 1908, Protoceratops 12 - 13 Ma in 1927)... Thank you, 
> Tom