Kenneth Oakley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kenneth Page Oakley (7 April 1911 ā€“ 2 November 1981) was an English physical anthropologist, palaeontologist and geologist.

Quick facts: Kenneth Oakley, Born, Died, Nationality, Know... ā–¼
Kenneth Oakley
Kenneth Page Oakley

7 April 1911
Died2 November 1981(1981-11-02) (aged 70)
Known forrelative dating of fossils by fluorine content
AwardsPrestwich Medal (1963)
Scientific career
Fieldsphysical anthropologist
Close ā–²

Oakley, known for his work in the Fluorine absorption dating of fossils by fluorine content,[1][2] was instrumental in the exposure[3] of the Piltdown Man hoax in the 1950s.

Oakley was born and died in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.