Category Archives: Radiocarbon Dating

Ptolemy’s Paradigm: Radiocarbon Reconciliation

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

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Harold Sterling Gladwin: In The Dog House

This gallery contains 17 photos.

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

More Galleries | 3 Comments

The Classical Latin Continuity Kludge

This gallery contains 41 photos.

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

More Galleries | 14 Comments

Geological Rot

This gallery contains 33 photos.

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

More Galleries | 9 Comments

Serbian Sands Shred Settled Science

This gallery contains 33 photos.

Lignite miners have shredded Gradualist Settled Science.

More Galleries | 12 Comments

The British Brick

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

More Galleries | 17 Comments

Southern Beech

This gallery contains 46 photos.

The Southern Beech supplies the segue for a series of Southern Hemisphere surprises.

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Nippur and The Great Trench

This gallery contains 30 photos.

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].

More Galleries | 12 Comments

Alaskan Muck: Alaskan Ash

This gallery contains 29 photos.

Alaska has a lot of volcanoes.

More Galleries | 4 Comments

Alaskan Muck: Anaximander’s Cake

This gallery contains 32 photos.

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.

More Galleries | 23 Comments

Alaskan Muck: When Then Was

This gallery contains 12 photos.

Recalibrating the Alaskan muck produces some familiar dates!

More Galleries | 14 Comments

Alaskan Muck: The Missing Ice Age

This gallery contains 18 photos.

When it comes to Ice Ages the Earth Scientists grabbed the wrong end of the stick [with both hands] and then proceeded to beat themselves [and their acolytes] senseless.

More Galleries | 3 Comments

Alaskan Muck: Dating Debacle

This gallery contains 17 photos.

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

More Galleries | 4 Comments

Alaskan Muck: Frank C Hibben

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Wherever there’s Alaskan muck there’s academic mud-slinging.

More Galleries | 8 Comments

Fire and Brimstone

This gallery contains 26 photos.

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.

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Fiery Trigons: 1st Millennium Diagnosis

This gallery contains 28 photos.

Can Johannes Kepler’s esoteric astrology provide 1st millennium insights?

More Galleries | 21 Comments

The Hecker Horizon

This gallery contains 20 photos.

Gradualist academics have unwittingly documented [in some detail] a catastrophic event that left an indelible mark – the Hecker Horizon – upon the Earth’s surface during the 14th century CE.

More Galleries | 14 Comments

Monte Rosa 2009

This gallery contains 22 photos.

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.

More Galleries | 3 Comments

Pb for Lead

This gallery contains 29 photos.

The mainstream attempt to combine the Settled Science of Lead Pollution in Greenland Ice Cores with the Settled History of the Roman Era is a very revealing train wreck.

More Galleries

S for Sculpture

This gallery contains 21 photos.

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

More Galleries | 7 Comments

Enigmatic Egypt: The Promised Land

This gallery contains 28 photos.

Whilst wandering through the parched academic desert that smothers the Levant it’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that Egypt is the Promised Land where the Settled Science flows so freely it’s difficult to find the insights amongst all the academic … Continue reading

More Galleries | 8 Comments

The Heinsohn Horizon: 21st July 912

This gallery contains 11 photos.

Numerous academic articles acknowledge Alexandria has been “hit” by two destructive tsunamis. Alexandria was hit by a number of tsunamis in the course of the history (see Papadopoulos et al. 2007 ; Salamon et al. 2007), two of which have … Continue reading

More Galleries | 5 Comments

Deranged Dating: The Roman Problem

This gallery contains 12 photos.

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

More Galleries | 16 Comments

Thorium 230: Chinese Corals

This gallery contains 13 photos.

A primary objective of the Earth Sciences is the transformation of high-precision technical measurements into high quality scientific information. Sadly, performing basic reality checks on the raw data isn’t a priority objective. Nevertheless, these basic reality checks can be performed … Continue reading

More Galleries | 2 Comments

Carbon 14: Norwegian Blues

This gallery contains 11 photos.

A depressing aspect of some published papers is that they assiduously avoid analysing the raw data. Instead they plunge headlong into transmogrifying their raw data into Settled Science. This is regrettable because a simple reality check can provide some valuable … Continue reading

More Galleries | 7 Comments

Ravenna Revisited: A Byzantine Birth

This gallery contains 15 photos.

Success and growth are usually associated with organisational challenges. For the Etruscan Ecclesiastical Empire these challenges were especially interesting because whenever they acquired a new territory or culture they also acquired it’s history. Their greatest challenge was shaping and retro-fitting … Continue reading

More Galleries | 9 Comments

Deranged Dating: In a Nutshell

This gallery contains 9 photos.

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

More Galleries | 2 Comments

Deranged Dating: Tamarack Pond Revisited

This gallery contains 10 photos.

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

More Galleries | 4 Comments

Deranged Dating: 536 And All That

This gallery contains 11 photos.

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

More Galleries | 7 Comments

Deranged Dating: The Big Picture

This gallery contains 13 photos.

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

More Galleries | 6 Comments

Deranged Dating: Science To Dye For

This gallery contains 11 photos.

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

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Deranged Dating: Goal Seeking

This gallery contains 14 photos.

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

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Deranged Dating: IntCal13 and the Heinsohn Horizon

This gallery contains 12 photos.

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

More Galleries | 8 Comments

Deranged Dating: The Slanted Science

This gallery contains 8 photos.

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

More Galleries | 5 Comments

Deranged Dating: Cometary Carbon-14

This gallery contains 12 photos.

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

More Galleries | 11 Comments