Category Archives: Dendrochronology

Deranged Dating: In a Nutshell

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The underlying rationale that underpins Radiocarbon Calibration is the assertion that “tree rings” provide “a sequence of securely dated samples”. Construction of a curve To produce a curve that can be used to relate calendar years to radiocarbon years, a … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Tamarack Pond Revisited

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Three weeks ago I began reviewing Dallas Abbott’s “seven discrete layers” from Tamarack Pond that had been dated using the magic carpet technique which is more commonly known as Radiocarbon Dating. We have found seven discrete layers in a bog … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: 536 And All That

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Best snap on a pair of rubber gloves because this is going to be a messy delve into an Anarchic Academic Admixture of Settled Science Spaghetti and Historic Hubris that’s liberally coated with Consensus Calibration Coulis. This Anarchic Academic Admixture … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Science To Dye For

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Atmospheric Carbon-14 and Beryllium-10 are cosmogenic nuclides created by high-energy phenomena such as cosmic rays and nuclear explosions with other contributions probably coming from lightning and the burning up of meteoric material. Cosmogenic nuclides (or cosmogenic isotopes) are rare isotopes … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Goal Seeking

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C14 Time is a curious creature in the consensus calibration curve that has a nasty habit of flipping into reverse. Taking a closer look at these C14 Time excursions it becomes apparent they are generally associated with spikes in the … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: IntCal13 and the Heinsohn Horizon

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The scientific hypothesis that is radiocarbon dating initially encountered significant market resistance in academia because radiocarbon measurements had a nasty habit of contradicting the “known” dates associated with historical artefacts. This market resistance dissolved when academia established the Settled Science … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: The Slanted Science

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If you suspect that radiocarbon dating is really just one huge homogenised hodgepodge then it’s worth spending a few minutes getting acquainted with your academic adversary. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: Cometary Carbon-14

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Earth Scientists apparently accept radiocarbon dating as the gospel truth. However, if the Settled Science that supports radiocarbon dating is really just one huge homogenised hodgepodge then acquiescent Earth Scientists are simply being misdirected and left to flounder in the … Continue reading

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Saxon Special Deposits

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The surreal Saxon Swamp is located in the land of Collegiate Cognitive Dissonance. The Second World War ushered in a revival of the Anglo-Saxon Pit-Hut concept in Britain which resulted in the erection of over 3½ million Anderson Shelters that … Continue reading

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The Fold Up Beds of Glen Roy

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The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy are said to be a curious “geological puzzle” that the awfully clever Gradualist Geologists have solved by stating they are “a series of ice-dammed proglacial lake shorelines”. However, if these awfully clever Gradualist Geologists … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Big Chill

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Leona Libby’s Isotopic Tree Thermometers was published 40 years ago. Her paper was extraordinary in many ways. Firstly, Leona Libby applied an objective scientific methodology to dendrochronology. Long term isotope changes in precipitation, caused by changes in climatic temperatures, are … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Year of the Elephant

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As the Spanish summer ramps down into autumn its time to ramp up the researching and writing. The outline plan [for next few weeks, or so] is to perform a basic reality check on some of the major historical narratives … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Louis Hissink

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Historical revisionism has identified a chronological and archaeological problem of post-Roman times where according, to some, 700 years of stratigraphic evidence is missing from the archaeological strata (Heinsohn various articles etc). Others propose an outright falsification of history (Heribert Illig), … Continue reading

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Greenland Guide to the First Millennium

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The archaeological narrative for Greenland in the 1st Millennium is essentially one long hiatus [aka lacuna aka void] that is only disturbed by the error bars of radiocarbon dating. The mainstream historical narrative only begins after the Heinsohn Horizon with … Continue reading

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Irish Guide to the First Millennium

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In Europe it’s now possible to recalibrate the Irish Oaks Δ14C chronology for the 1st Millennium using my trusty digitised Japanese Cedar Isotopic Tree Thermometer. An initial comparison of the Japanese and Irish chronologies doesn’t appear very promising but there … Continue reading

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Digitised Japanese Isotopic Tree Thermometer

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In 1994 Charles Ginenthal highlighted some of the fundamental problems associated with the Conflicting Chronologies produced by the mainstream Settled Scientists. In retrospect, we find that the tree ring record is contradicted by the coral record, which is contradicted by … Continue reading

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North American Guide to the First Millennium

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After my journey through 1st Millennium Mesoamerica it seems appropriate to make a detour through the United States and Canada to check the performance of my trusty Japanese Isotopic Tree Thermometer [and its three 1st Millennium outlier events] against the … Continue reading

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Mesoamerican Guide to the First Millennium

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Researching European History during the 1st Millennium is fraught with difficulties because the historical narrative was originally written by the Machiavellian Monasteries before being transmogrified [as require] to suit the needs of the Meddling Monarchies and the Anaemic Academics. Working … Continue reading

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Peat Bogs and The Heinsohn Horizon

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The mainstream climate narrative occasionally encounters discrepancies around the Heinsohn Horizon in the tenth century. Working backwards through the mainstream historical narrative we arrive at the Heinsohn Horizon in the 930s where the mainstream narrative falls into The Academic Abyss … Continue reading

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The ABCD Theory

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Trees are a prolific example of biodiversity. With an estimated 100,000 species, the number of trees worldwide might total twenty-five percent of all living plant species. … Trees exist in two different groups of vascular or higher plants, the gymnosperms … Continue reading

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