A Science Odyssey People and Discoveries Radiometric dating. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Radiometric dating finds Earth is 2.2 billion years old 1907. In 1902 Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy discovered that radioactive elements, such as.
Radiometric Dating - Greatest Discoveries Science Join Britannica's Publishing Partner Program and our community of experts to gain a global audience for your work! Bertram Boltwood's study of decaying radioactive uranium in rock formations gives insight into calculating the age of the earth.
Radiometric dating - Wikipedia Bertram Boltwood suggested that lead is one of the disintegration products of uranium, in which case the older a uranium-bearing mineral the greater should be its proportional part of lead. Radiometric dating, radioactive dating or radioisotope dating is a technique which is used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, in which trace radioactive.