amino acid dating


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amino acid dating

[ə‚mē·nō ¦as·əd ¦dā·diŋ]
(geochemistry)
Relative or absolute age determination of materials by measuring the degree of racemization of certain amino acids, which generally increases with geologic age.
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RECENT finds and the latest amino acid dating techniques show us that man, in the guise of the nomadic Homo Erectus, was on the move in Warwickshire 500,000 years ago, inhabiting the site of the present Waverly Wood Quarry, near Bubbenhall.