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Has everyone heard the stories about two new sets of archaic human remains found? One set of remains in Israel (Nester Tampa 'Homo') and one set in China (Homo longi -Dragon Man)?

Multiple press reports have mentioned uranium series dating method(s) used in the case of Dragon Man - but not much specific detail, from what I can find....

The one thing that perplexed me is when they say the particular uranium-series dating method used (which goes unnamed) only provides a MINIMUM age...

How can a particular type of uranium-series dating method provide both a MINIMUM and maximum age of a fossil, separated by a large period of time?

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  • $\begingroup$ for a start press writers rarely understand the science they are writing about, so I suggest trying to find the original paper they are referring too. It is likely that the minimum was the more important to them not the only piece of information. $\endgroup$
    – John
    Jul 19 at 1:58

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