Sedimentary layer datings The methods of radiumuranium and radiumactinium analysis

The Scaligerian chronology implicitly or explicitly affects the scale graduations of methods, even the rough physical ones supposed to give the absolute age of objects.

A. Oleinikov tells us that:

"Over the eighteen centuries that have passed since the time of the Roman invasion [in reference to the territory of the modern Savoy - A. F.], the weathering processes have created a 3 mm erosion layer on the walls near the quarry's entrance. Comparing the thickness of this 1800-year-old layer [according to the Scaligerian chronology - A. F.] to the 35-cm erosion crust that covers the glacier-polished hills leads one to believe that the Ice Age left these latitudes about 216 thousand years ago... The proponents of this method have been well aware of the difficulty of obtaining a referential scale for something like erosion speed... it differs for various climates: the same type of rock erodes at varying speeds in the tropics and beyond the Arctic Circle. Erosion speed also depends on the temperature, humidity, rainfall and sunshine. This means that every biospheric zone requires the compilation of special scales and diagrams; besides, one cannot be certain that the weather conditions had remained unaltered since the exposure of the layer that we're interested in." ([616], pages 34-35)

There were many attempts of deducing absolute age by the speed of sedimentary layer formations. They didn't lead anywhere, which is perfectly understandable.

Oleinikov tells further that:

"The research in this direction had been conducted by the scientists of many countries; however, the results failed to meet the expectations. It became apparent that similar types of rock erode at different rates even under similar conditions, and establishing a regular pattern of these processes is hardly possible at all. For instance, ancient documents [a reference to the Scaligerian chronology yet again! - A. F.] tell us that the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II reigned about 3000 years ago. The buildings that were constructed in his lifetime are now covered by a three metre layer of sand. This means that about a metre of sand accumulated every millennium. At the same time, certain areas of Europe have a millenarian rate of three centimetres of sediment, whereas for the firths in the South of the Ukraine this is an annual rate." ([616], page 39)

The development of other methods was attempted as well. "The radium-uranium and radium-actinium methods are valid for the time interval of 300 thousand years. They are convenient for the datings of geological formations when the required precision does not exceed 4-10 thousand years" ([616], page 70). However, this isn't precise enough for the ends of historical chronology, and cannot contribute to it in any substantial manner at all.

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