So Curtis and others redated the KBS tuff using selected pumice and feldspar samples, and obtained an age of 1.82 million years. Support this site Could you please provide details of a more accurate scientific method of dating which can tell us the age of the earth more accurately than current scientific methods.
This new date agreed with the appearance of the new skull. For example, if you do not accept dendrochronology as an accurate method or radio carbon dating which method do you accept and and on what grounds.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a landbound mass of ice larger than Mexico, experienced substantial surface melt through the austral summer of 2015-2016 during one of the largest El Niño events of the past 50 years, according to scientists who had been conducting the first comprehensive atmospheric measurements in the region since the 1960s.
The science team conducting the ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE) led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego reports that the melting caused by warm air bearing moisture and extensive cloud cover was likely delivered by El Niño over the ice sheet.
Melted snow was spotted over most of the Ross Ice Shelf, a thick platform of floating ice that channels about a third of the ice flowing from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet into the ocean.
The study, "January 2016 extensive summer melt in West Antarctica favoured by strong El Niño," was led by AWARE scientist Julien Nicolas of Ohio State University and appears in the June 15 issue of the journal Nature Communications.
Using the potassium-argon method, Fitch and Miller were the first to measure the age of the tuff.
The same climate phenomenon also directs warm marine air toward West Antarctica.
Later, this date was confirmed by two other dating methods (paleomagnetism and fission tracks), and was widely accepted.
Then Richard Leakey found a skull (called KNM-ER 1470) the KBS tuff, a skull that looked far too modern to be 3 million years old.
Maps are compromises between distorting the angles of latitude and longitude lines and the relative areas of the continents and oceans.
Some were made for specific purposes, while others just tried to find the cartographic sweet spot.