On 9/16/2006, "Nick.Thorpe" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>The earliest scientific dating method would have been fluorine dating, >undertaken by Oakley in 1949 on 'Piltdown Man' and other claimed early >humans of which he was suspicious.
Libby actually published his first set of radiocarbon dates in 1949; odds
are he probably prepared and ran the samples in 1948 or even earlier.
Best, Mark Hall