Category Archives: Radiocarbon Dating

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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Dating the Dark Earth: The Devil’s Kneading Trough

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One of the more celebrated Dark Earth sites subjected to the sophisticated Settled Science of radiocarbon dating is the very aptly named Devil’s Kneading Trough in Kent. Along the chalk downs in southern England there are a number of short, … Continue reading

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Dating the Dark Earth: A Tale of Two Techniques

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Academic evaluations over the last sixty years have slowly cracked the cypher of an embarrassing enigma that has enfeebled and incapacitated many Earth Scientists. Undaunted by the dangers a relay of dedicated professions have persistently pursued and diligently documented a … Continue reading

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The Red Score: The Baffin Crucible

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Patricia Sutherland is an archaeologist who makes judgements based upon the “evidence offered”. In temperate North America numerous finds have been proposed as evidence of a Norse presence, but none aside from L’Anse aux Meadows has achieved general scholarly acceptance. … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon: The Wet Deluge

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Tucked away in the annuals of history there is one story of cataclysmic rainfall that defies the general rule that reports of “a torrential downpour that lasts 40 days” are thin on the ground. Ancient narrators were not reticent to … Continue reading

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Denver Dust Bowl

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A lot of sand gets blown around in Colorado. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a United States National Park located in the San Luis Valley, in the easternmost parts of Alamosa County and Saguache County, Colorado, United … Continue reading

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Antarctic Guide to the First Millennium

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There is no official mainstream historical narrative for Antarctica during the 1st millennium because [so we are told] Antarctica was only discovered in 1820. In 1820, several expeditions claimed to have been the first to have sighted the ice shelf … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Louis Hissink

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One of the problems with ice core data is working out how quickly deposited snow becomes buried. Ice is peculiar in that, unlike silicate sediments such as clays and silts, it undergoes physical phase transformations that complicates subsequent stratigraphical analysis. … 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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Newgrange Dog and Pony Show

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The well practised Magicians of Irish Archaeology have successfully drawn their audience’s attention away from the spectacular Round Towers of Ireland by turning the Newgrange monument into an eye-catching Dog and Pony Show that they breathlessly assert is “older than … Continue reading

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Murry Salby: Control of Atmospheric CO2

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Murry Salby is an atmospheric scientist who does not support CO2 Settled Science. Murry Lewis Salby is an atmospheric scientist who focused on upper atmospheric wave propagation for most of his early career, and who more recently has argued against … Continue reading

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Parting Pacific Pottery

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This is a simple tale of broken pottery and shattered Settled Science. The story is so simple it can be understood by children [and Earth Scientists on a good day]. The narrative’s central theme is that ancient humans [and other … Continue reading

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Carbon 14: The Baikal Excursions

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Radiocarbon dating usually provides Settled Science with reassuringly robust results. However, there are exceptions to every rule and Settled Science finds the deep waters of Lake Baikal [in southern Siberia] particularly unsettling. At 636 km (395 mi) long and 79 … Continue reading

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The Deluge

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Most commentators seem to conflate the dictionary definitions of the word deluge so they can concentrate upon floods and inundations. A flood myth or deluge myth is a narrative in which a great flood, usually sent by a deity or … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Sea Level

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Although Earth Scientists aren’t renowned for their mathematical skills these awfully clever Earth Scientists are very proud of their accounting skills when it comes to sea level. This is a remarkable achievement considering they haven’t yet decided whether water is … 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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Korea and The Heinsohn Horizon

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The history of Korea during the first millennium provides many fascinating parallels with the mainstream historical narrative developed by Western academics. Both narratives were constructed long after the event [based upon long lost sources] to further the political and religious … Continue reading

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Fat Finger Forensics – Stretching The Truth

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The Greenland GRIP ice core chronology was constructed using Flow Modeling which [if we didn’t know better] appears to contain the hallmarks of a simple goal seeking exercise designed to confirm the narrative of an interglacial preceded by an Ice … Continue reading

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