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191. Society News [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... (specialist article) Edward M. Brown, Lower Eastside Service Center, Inc., 46 East Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA: 'The Super Weapon- The Ark of the Covenant': (article) Digging Rewarded source: JAOS 70, (1950), pp. 51-54 [Journal of the American Oriental Society, 329 Sterling Memorial Library, Yale Station, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA Lester Mitcham has kindly drawn our attention to a much neglected review of C. F. A. Schaeffer's Stratigraphie Comparee et Chronologie de l'Asie Occidentale, (London 1948) which, he writes, 'adds much to the Review paper by Gammon: "Bronze Age Destructions in the Near East", SIS Review IV:4, and some to the Mandelkehr paper in SIS Review V:3.' The reviewer is Ann Perkins of Yale University, who welcomes Schaeffer's work as a valuable contribution, describing it as a 'monumental book' and as a 'key book in any archaeological library'. In the light of this enthusiastic and open-minded ...
192. An Allerød Conflagration? [Catastrophism Geology $]
... conflagration was just the sort of funny idea one casts off as a humorous aside, but it is so preposterous a notion as to not need taking seriously. That does not mean conservative narrow-mindedness, it is the fine old scientific principle of "economy of hypothesis" or "Occam's razor". One goes for the simplest solution first rather than deliberately postulating something which requires a much more difficult mechanism. In this case a "universal conflagration" (if possible) would certainly not last long enough to leave any sort of recognizable stratigraphical record, whereas a few centuries or millennia of occasional heath or forest fires, during a particularly dry spell, would probably do so without requiring any special mechanism. Derek V. Ager Dept. of Geology and Oceanography, University College of Swansea, Swansea, U.K.*** After a forest fire the forest usually recovers, and the ashes are incorporated in the humus layer. But you speak of ".. a clear black horizon, only an inch or so thick", which is found interbedded with the ...
193. ... in future issues [SIS C&C Review $]
... 1984) Home¦ Issue Contents... in future issues Some further parallels between the Biblical account of the Exodus and the Egyptian "Papyrus Ipuwer", adduced by Tom Chetwynd. Climatological evidence for a world-wide catastrophe around 2300 BC, by M. Mandelkehr. Greek letters on the tiles of Ramesses III? A re-examination of this apparent anomaly by Aegean archaeologist Eddie Schorr, who is well known for his major articles on the revised chronology written under the name of Israel Issacson in the journal Pensée. A debate on the revised stratigraphy between Professor William Stiebing Jr and Dr John Bimson. A full, illustrated report on the findings of the Society's 1984 Tour of Egypt, including transcripts of lectures by Michael Jones and Peter James. Eminent astronomer Dr Maurice Jastrow examines Worlds in Collision and argues that the Earth Sciences provide no evidence for global catastrophes as recent as the 15th century BC. Jastrow's article will be followed by a detailed rebuttal from Tom McCreery, producing a striking array of radiocarbon evidence for catastrophic episodes in the 15th and 8th centuries BC. "Did ...
194. C&C Review 1998:2: Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... takes a critical look at the chronologies of Heinsohn, Peiser and Illig. New Physics Supports Planetary Catastrophism 11 Wallace Thornhill argues for a new model of gravity. Venus, Mars... and Saturn 16 Ev Cochrane reviews the role of Saturn in mythology and the Earth's history. Snapshots of The Gods? 20 Charles Raspil finds evidence of catastrophic phenomena in ancient art. A Tale of Two Mountains: Ararat and Sinai 28 Damien F. Mackey investigates parallels between the Flood and Exodus stories. Experiments With Time II: Synchronisms and Stratigraphies 34 The second part of Geoffrey Barnard's historical reconstruction. Recent Developments in Near Eastern Archaeology by R.M. Porter 36 Forum: Michael Reade and John Bimson on a further synchronism between Palestine and Egypt 38 Unorthodox evidence from Mexico 40 Monitor by Jill Abery 41 Bookshelf by Jill Abery 47 Reviews 45 Martian Metamorphoses: The Planet Mars in Ancient Myth and Religion by Ev Cochrane- reviewed by Jill Abery 48 Escape from Einstein by Ronald R. Hatch- reviewed by Alasdair Beal 50 The Gold of Exodus by Howard Blum- reviewed by David ...
195. Worzel's Deep-Sea Ash is Volcanic [Catastrophism Geology $]
... . Ewing M., Heezen B.C., Ericson D.B., 1959: Significance of the Worzel deep sea ash. Proc.Nat.Acad.Sci. 45: 355-361. 4. Anders E., Limber D.N., 1959: Origin of the Worzel deep-sea ash. Nature 184: 4445. 5. Bowles F.A., Jack R.N., Carmichael I.S.E., 1973: Investigation of deep-sea volcanic ash layers from Equatorial Pacific cores. Geol.Soc.Am.Bull. 84: 2371-2388. 6. Ninkovich D., Shackleton N.J., 1975: Distribution, stratigraphic position and age of ash layer "L", in the Panama Basin region. Earth& Planet. Sci.Letters 27: 20-34. 7. Garlick G.D., Dymond J.R., 1970: Oxygen isotope exchange between volcanic materials and ocean water. Geol.Soc.Am.Bull. 81: 2137. Next Question The Tierra Blanca ash deposit of El Salvador "has been attributed to at least three separate volcanoes, but recent work by a team of German geologists indicates that the source was the caldera of Volcan Ilopango." (Trotter R.J. ...
196. Apophoreta 2 [Catastrophism Geology $]
... an excess of evaporation in the Gulf of Mexico". The dper part of the section revealed ..a temporary, drastic decrease in the abundance of Globorotalia Inflata. Although this could be due to a very short episode of high temperature, we are more inclined to assign it to a temporary non-linear behavior of the species in question. Examples of such behavior are known and will be discussed below". The core under study "has failed to reveal any evidence of sedimentary disturbance, including turbidite deposition." In The Nature of the Stratigraphical Record (Halsted Press, 1973), Ager relates the following on page 40: "Along the chalk downs in southern England there are a number of short, steepsided dry valleys traditionally blamed on the devil (for example, Devil's Dyke near Brighton). These have been gouged out of the hills, probably under periglacial conditions, and their debris spread on the lowlands below. From careful work on the snail faunas of the chalk sludge from one of these (the Devil's Kneading Trough in Kent) Or Michael Kerney showed ...
197. What has Happened to Worzel's Deep-Sea Ash? [Catastrophism Geology $]
... N to 12 o S, some hundreds of kilometers off the coasts of Central and South America. The layer is composed of very fine-grained (70-200 microns) unsorted shards of clear, colourless volcanic glass, with refractive index of 1.500. No crystalline minerals were detected. No regional trend in thickness was found. Because of this remarkable uniformity, both Worzel and Ewing e.a. were of the opinion that its extension was probably much greater, and quite possibly world-wide. The ash appeared to be similar, in composition and in. stratigraphic position, to an ash layer found in cores taken from the Gulf of Mexico, which had been tentatively correlated with the lower ash in Piggot's North Atlantic cores. Still another similar ash layer had been described from cores taken off the coasts of Peru and Chile, as far south as 25 o. Ewing concluded that "If this suggestive correlation can be proved, the total volume of ash must be so great and the mechanism of dispersal so effective that the possibility of world-wide coverage must be considered." Possible volcanic sources ...
198. A Chart to Illustrate the Conquest of Canaan [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol II No 3 (1977/78) "From Exodus to Akhnaton" Home¦ Issue Contents A Chart to Illustrate the Conquest of Canaan John Bimson Dr Bimson studied at the Department of Biblical Studies, Sheffield University, where he completed his doctorate thesis dealing with Hebrew chronology with special reference to the dating of the Exodus. He has contributed earlier articles to the S.I.S. Review in this area, and is currently continuing his research into the stratigraphy and chronology of ancient Palestine. It is now generally agreed among Biblical scholars that the Israelite Conquest of Canaan under Joshua took place towards the end of the Late Bronze Age, in the second half of the 13th century BC, and it is held that archaeological evidence supports this date. In a previous article (SISR I:3, pp. 2-7) Dr Bimson argued that the Conquest, in terms of the revised chronology, must be associated with the destructions of the Middle Bronze Age cities of Palestine. The accompanying table clearly shows this new placement to be preferable when the ...
199. S.I.S Review Vol. VI Issues 1-3: Contents [SIS C&C Review $]
... are Velikovsky's views on Ancient History? with papers on the Astronomy PROCEEDINGS OF THE RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND CONFERENCE organized by THE DEPARTMENT OF EXTRA-MURAL AND ADULT EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW and held at JORDANHILL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 7TH TO 9TH APRIL 1978 Introduction (Brian Moore) 2 Speakers 5 Dr I. Velikovsky: Some Additional Evidence from the Period from the Exodus to the End of the Eighteenth Dynasty 7 Geoffrey J. Gammon: The Nature of the Historical Record 12 Dr John J. Bimson: Can There be a Revised Chronology Without a Revised Stratigraphy? 16 Postscript 24 Michael Jones: Some Detailed Evidence from Egypt Against Velikovsky's Revised Chronology 27 Michael Jones and "Peoples of the Sea": some clarifying comments (G. Gammon) 33 Peter J. James: Chronological Problems in the Archaeology of the Hittites 34 Postscript 50 Discussion Session 51 Prof. A. E. Roy: The Astronomical Basis of Egyptian Chronology 53 Dr Euan MacKie: Radiocarbon Dating and Egyptian Chronology 56 Factors Affecting Radiocarbon Dates 57 The Nature of Radiocarbon Dates 58 The Tree-ring Calibration 62 Discussion Session 63 " ...
200. Global Catastrophes: New Evidence from Astronomy, Biology and Archaeology [SIS C&C Review $]
... , entitled "The Bronze Ages in the Near East: a catastrophist interpretation", was given by historian Geoffrey Gammon, who dealt with the mainly archaeological evidence for widespread global catastrophes in the third and second millennia BC, without attempting to ascribe any specific cause to these events. The first major study of the evidence for widespread and possibly contemporaneous destructions during the Bronze Ages (between 3000 and 1200 BC in terms of the conventional chronology) had been undertaken by Professor Claude Schaeffer, the excavator of Ras-Shamra/Ugarit. Schaeffer's monumental Stratigraphie comparée..., published in 1948, established that Ugarit itself had been subject to repeated destructions by fire and earthquake. [A summary of Schaeffer's conclusions and a discussion of their implications appeared in an article by Geoffrey Gammon in SISR IV:4, pp. 104-108.Early Ugarit II had been destroyed by fire and partially abandoned, while the end of Early Ugarit III was marked by a further destruction and partial levelling of the city. The final Middle Bronze Age occupation (Middle Ugarit III) consisted largely of ...
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