Category Archives: Deranged Dating

Ptolemy’s Paradigm: Radiocarbon Reconciliation

Ptolemy’s Paradigm provides another simple solution along with lashings of ginger beer cognitive dissonance.

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Harold Sterling Gladwin: In The Dog House

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Some archaeologists are condemned to join “those who have gone”.

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The Classical Latin Continuity Kludge

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Roman Authors unravel an Etruscan enigma, a Punic puzzle, and the Roman riddle.

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Geological Rot

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¿Is it time to lop lots of lovely noughts off the Earth’s age?

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The British Brick

Did British brick making stop for hundreds of years when the Romans left?

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Nippur and The Great Trench

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The extraordinary excavation of Nippur at the end of the 19th century provided extraordinary evidence that the Fall of Babylon [officially 539 BC] coincided with the transformation of cuneiform into Arabic letters at the Arabian Horizon [637 CE].

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The Dodwell Dead End

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The Aleppo Test provides some painfully penetrating perspectives.

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Alaskan Muck: Anaximander’s Cake

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It’s a delicious irony to discover Domestic Science reveals more about the inner workings of our planet than the medieval mindset of the self-proclaimed Earth Sciences.

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Alaskan Muck: When Then Was

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Recalibrating the Alaskan muck produces some familiar dates!

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Alaskan Muck: Dating Debacle

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The character assassination of Frank Hibben masks a Settled Science SNAFU.

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Alaskan Muck: Body of Evidence

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It’s generally agreed frozen muck is “interesting”.

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Fire and Brimstone

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Some academic topics are edited to remove anything shocking, electrifying or illuminating while other topics are cynically manipulated to support false fire-and-brimstone narratives.

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Monte Rosa 2009

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The Pareto Principle suggests 80% of an ice core represents 20% of the chronology. On the other hand: Willi Dansgaard claimed 80% of an ice core represents 10% of the chronology.

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P for Porphyry

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Whilst perusing porphyry sculptures serendipity supplied some surprises.

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S for Sculpture

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A sideways shufty at Roman sculpture suggests things aren’t all they should be.

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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Red Sea Hills

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The Roman narrative for Egypt includes the quarrying of monumental hard stones and the mining of gold, emeralds and amethyst in the Red Sea Hills of the Eastern Desert that separates the Nile from the Red Sea. To the east … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Egypt: Roman Ruination – Desert

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The academic consensus is that North Africa became “much drier” about 5,000 years ago. The Neolithic Subpluvial, or the Holocene Wet Phase, was an extended period (from about 7500–7000 BCE to about 3500–3000 BCE) of wet and rainy conditions in … Continue reading

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Roman Chronology: The Etruscan Mystery

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One enduring mystery is the extinction of the Etruscan language in 50 AD. The Etruscan language was the spoken and written language of the Etruscan civilization, in Italy, in the ancient region of Etruria (modern Tuscany plus western Umbria and … Continue reading

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Roman Chronology: Credibility Gap

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The chronology of the Roman Empire is built directly upon the very shaky foundations of the Crisis of the Roman Republic which may [or may not] have lasted from 134 to 27 BC. Unfortunately, the academics can’t agree upon whether … Continue reading

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Deranged Dating: The Roman Problem

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One of the quaint aspects of academia is it’s claim that Dendrochronology is “scientific”. Dendrochronology (or tree-ring dating) is the scientific method of dating tree rings (also called growth rings) to the exact year they were formed in order to … Continue reading

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Elk Lake Varves

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A perennial problem confronting Chronology Compilers in the Earth Sciences are the years with double or triple [or more] layers caused by unseasonal periods of weather such as Indian Summers and Blackberry Winters. Undetected multiple layers turn a Gold Mine … Continue reading

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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: The Big Picture

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Whenever I was dragged off to the cinema to see the greatest story ever told I was always surprised when the trailers informed me I was about to disappointed because the real greatest story ever told was actually coming to … 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: Double Vision

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Dendrochronology has [somehow] managed to transform the subjective art of tree ring aggregation and pattern matching into a Settled Science that’s used to bridge chronology gaps. Bridging is simply based upon finding a Sample or Site Master or Chronology that … 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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