Edited by Greg Neyman
In northern Kenya, the KBS Tuff is a layer of ash. It is significant because hominid fossils and artifacts are found above and below it, thus date the tuff and you have a minimum age for the artifacts under it. However, dates for the tuff rance from half a million years to 220 million years. Researchers pick the dates they want, ignoring the so-called "bad dates"
Marvin L. 1995. The pigs took it all. Creation 17(3) (June): 36-38. http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v17/i3/pigs.asp
The tuff is a rediposited layer of volcanic ash. Care must be taken to not date the material that it is mixed with. This led to the older dates (for a much fuller explanation, open the Talk Origins link below)
They youngest date given is still much too old for a 6,000-10,000 year old earth proposed by young earth creationists
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