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41. The Age of Moses [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... Egypt. The nineteenth century scholars not only pieced together a chronology of Egypt's kings but they embellished it with a claim that astronomical calculations proved it. This shut the door on any further evidence which might contradict it and even led to the perversion of the only truly scientific dating method to come along in this century and I refer to the radiocarbon dating method developed by Nobel prize winner, Willard F. Libby. In another essay, Radiocarbon Dating, I allege that the tree-ring chronologists, in their effort to calibrate the radiocarbon dating method, have mismatched floating chronologies in order to conform to this "astronomically" based Egyptian standard. For an excellent debunking of the astronomical foundation of ...
42. Should the European Oak Dendrochronologies be Re-examined? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... in the tentative placement of large portions of these chronologies, particularly in the BC time periods. i). the Irish chronology An early article by the Irish dendrochronologists described their methods (Pilcher et al., 1977). They stated that after various sub-fossil timbers were uncovered during road construction: ". .. a large number of radiocarbon determinations were carried out in the Palaeoecology Laboratory to establish relative ages and the age range of the groups of timbers under investigation .. ." They went on to say: ". .. once groups of timbers from different sites had been shown to have similar radiocarbon ages, cross-dating was attempted between site chronologies. Thus, site ...
43. Tutankhamun radiocarbon dates [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 1996:1 Home | Issue Contents NOTES AND QUERIES Tutankhamun radiocarbon dates Q. In the introduction to Peoples of the Sea, Dr I Velikovsky states that in the spring of 1971, the British Museum Library processed reed and seed from the tomb of Tutankhamun. The latter showed the age of -899 and the former of -846. The results were not, apparently, published but I have not read in any journal or publication that the dates were refuted or denied as being other than accurate. It has always puzzled me that no steps have been taken to run a double-blind dating project on artefacts from the days of Tutankhamun and of Ramesses ...
44. The Problem of the Frozen Mammoths [Journals] [Kronos]
... the highlands boasted a few glaciers, while the coastal plain was left free of ice.(47) This situation being akin to modern-day Switzerland, one can hardly call it an Ice Age. Meanwhile, the Sartansky glaciation (west of the Lena) has been correlated with the Vaiders advance in North America.(48) According to radiocarbon dating, this ice sheet was still advancing 11,000 to 10,000 years ago.(49) But, as Suess and Rubin have shown, a later advance of ice took place in the western United States only 3300 plus or minus 200 years ago.(50) This last advance, which comes close to Velikovsky's ...
45. Anchors Aweig [Journals] [Kronos]
... apparently been settled with the adherence of the majority of scholars to the "middle" chronology advocated by Sydney Smith, and the abandonment of the previously "high" chronology (although a substantial body of opinion favours the "low" chronology of W. F. Albright). However, Mellaart feels, this consensus is not supported by radiocarbon data from ancient Near Eastern material which has been "corrected" by the tree-ring calibration derived from the Californian bristlecone pine. For example, the corrected C14 dates for the Egyptian IIIrd Dynasty king Djoser (Zoser), builder of the famous Step Pyramid, fall around 2900 BC, while his dates in the accepted "middle" chronology ...
46. Society News [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... second speaker, Bernard Newgrosh, had fortunately arrived in time to fill his designated slot before lunch. He gave his audience much food for thought about the validity of currently accepted dating methods and their relevance to the many problems of both the orthodox chronology of the ancient world and revisionist schemes. Dr. Newgrosh ran briefly through the history of radiocarbon dating and how the first measured dates proved to be a little low but then the seemingly more accurate later datings, after calibration based on tree ring ages, proved to be high. Historians of European prehistory tended to accept these but Egyptologists etc. found reasons to reject them. Ironically, one such reason was that acceptance of the ...
47. The Inexact Science of Radiometric Dating [Journals] [SIS Review]
... evident from Gentry's work that not only must vast reductions be made to the timescale of the geological column but that atomic clocks, as instanced by the techniques first described in this paper, are indeed in chaos and that we must question the basic soundness of various sciences such as cosmology, geophysics and in fact the earth sciences in general. Radiocarbon Dating Radiocarbon dating is a measurement of the age of dead matter by comparing the radiocarbon content with that in living matter. Radiocarbon, C14, is produced by the action of cosmic rays on the atmosphere and is thus assimilated only by living tissue. When the life processes of an organism cease, the absorption processes also stop and the ...
48. Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology [Journals] [SIS Review]
... a few years. Ekron's industrial zone had numerous olive oil presses and this area was destroyed in an intense conflagration leaving many charred olive stones - a suitable material for carbon dating. Over 50 grammes of partly charred olive stones were sent for a High Precision dating test to Queen's University Belfast (thanks to Prof. Baillie for liaising with the Radiocarbon Research Lab) for the purpose of checking both the date of Ekron's destruction and the validity of the radiocarbon calibration curve (it hardly needs pointing out that Prof. Baillie does not himself have any doubts about the validity of the calibration curves). The sample was not ideal in the sense that it was made up of samples from ...
49. A Slice Through Time (dendrochronology and precision dating) by M. G. L. Baillie [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the chapter, Baillie has this refreshingly candid note of caution: Unfortunately, even under this condition, one wiggle-match exercise, carried out in Belfast, with timbers from the Late Bronze Age site at Flag Fen, produced a wiggle-match date two centuries from the date eventually specified by tree-ring dating - despite the wiggle-match dates being performed on the same radiocarbon set-up as the calibration measurements. In this particular case there may be grounds for asking if the true calibration relationship is represented by the existing calibration curves, for the period around 1200-1000 BC. ' What, exactly, can this mean? The possibilities are mind-boggling. One obvious principle can be adduced from the above quote: if a ...
50. Recent Developments In Near Eastern Archaeology. C&C Review 2002:1 [Journals] [SIS Review]
... = later Late Minoan IA = early Egyptian 18th Dynasty = c. 1520 BC?). A further twist is given by the latest revision of Anatolian dendrochronology. This dendrochronology does not reach all the way to the present, so the Bronze-Iron Age dendrochronology has to be located by taking carbon dates and wiggle matching' them to the international radiocarbon calibration curve. Originally this gave a +/ -37 year positioning; later it was fixed at precisely 26 years after the mid-position by identifying a freak year for tree rings which was thought to be caused by the Theran eruption (then taken to be 1628 BC, as deduced from an anomaly in European and American dendrochronologies that are ...
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