Radiocarbon dating of fossils taken from caves on islands along
How do we know from geology that the Earth is greater than 10,000 years old?
Today, a resurgence of young-Earth creationism has many persuaded that science, when applied faithfully, still supports a much smaller age—close to only 6,000 years.
While the arguments behind this movement are not convincing to professional geologists, as I’ve sought to elucidate on this blog, their popularity highlights the need to summarize coherently the positive evidences in favor of ‘deep time’.
Jon Erlandson reviews the evidence Orr collected at Arlington Springs in Early Hunter-Gatherers of the California Coast (New York: Plenum, 1994), pp. [....] The main discovery is that Arlington Springs Man was in fact a woman and significantly earlier than previously thought. [....]" [Based on: Eurek Alert article (Paisley Caves yield 13,000-year old Western Stemmed points, more human DNA) - 07/12/12]- Draco - "[....] In 10,500 B. Draco marked the north meridian when the Orion marked the south meridian (Graham Hancock, Santha Faiia, 1998) and Draco surrounded the pole of the ecliptic in 6,000 B. It is circumpolar at higher altitudes and rotates slowly around the north pole of the sky. The Wrm glaciation ended, and the beginning interglacial, which endures to this day, allowed the re-settlement of northern regions. 10,000 BC, and the world entered a period of global warming. - Ruins / Bimini - "The ruins of temples dated at 12,000 years old have been found near Bimini, Bahamas.
Radiocarbon dating has moved Orr's estimate of 10,000 years ago back to 13,000 B. 2.1 [....] Alpha Draconis was 0.6 degree away from the heavenly pole in 2780 B. and this period corresponds to the Indus valley civilization. [....]"rtedly: "Nearly the entire continent of Mu fell into the Pacific Ocean around 10,000 B. After the sinking of the Motherland Mu, all civilizations throughout the world either degenerated or came to a standstill, not only Egypt, but all others, including India." "At the destruction of Mu, the King and High Priest of the Motherland, addressed the pleading crowds, saying: 'You shall all die together, you and your servants and your riches. Preliminary analysis has revealed that the original structures, although smaller in size than the Great Pyramid of Giza, appear to have been more advanced.
[NP] Archaeologist Jess Cooney said: 'Flutings made by children appear in every chamber throughout the caves - even those that are a good 45-minutes' walk from the entrance.
It is estimated that the curvilinear designs are between 13,000 and 8,000 years old, well beyond the age of any other graphic activity known in the Nile Valley.- Cave Art / France - "Archaeologists have discovered 13,000-year-old cave paintings that suggest prehistoric children were taught to draw by their parents.
To put this in perspective, during the previous 300,000 years only about twenty genera had disappeared.In this game-rich environment, a small band of hunters made use of the cave."11,000 B. - Ancient Human Bones / North America - "In 1959, the partial skeletal remains of an ancient woman estimated to be 10,000 years old were unearthed in Arlington Springs on Santa Rosa Island, one of the eight Channel Islands off the southern California coast. Orr, curator of anthropology and natural history at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. - "No one knows exactly why, but after about 10,500 B. the early sickle blades and grinding disappear to be replaced throughout Egypt by hunting, fishing and gathering peoples who use stone tools." coming from Ica [Peru] and Merida [Mexico] is equivalent to the modern skull type, but with several factors out of proportion. - Trivia / Giza Pyramids - "According to archaeo-astronomer Robert Bauval, the pattern traced out on the ground [in almost fifteen million tons of perfectly dressed stone] matched exactly the pattern in the sky [of Orion's belt] during the epoch of 10,450 B. Using a sophisticated computer programme capable of plotting the precessionally induced changes in the declinations of all the stars visible in the sky over any part of the world in any epoch, Bauval found that the Pyramids/Orion's Belt correlation was general and obvious in all all epochs, but specific and exact in only one: At 10,450 B. - and at that date only - we find that the pattern of the pyramids on the ground provides a perfect reflection of the pattern of the stars in the sky." [Link: 1]- Ancient Reindeer Hunters Fished Ice Age Lakes - "Scientists have unearthed six fishhooks [Wustermark, Germany], the oldest of which was made from a 19,000-year-old mammoth tusk.The remains of the so-called Arlington Springs woman were recently reanalyzed by the latest radiocarbon dating techniques and were found to be approximately 13,000 years old. The eye sockets are about 15% larger than the ones of a modern man skull, but the most significant thing is the cranial capacity, that ranges between minimum of 2,600 and maximum of 3,200 ccm [our current cranial capacity is about 1,450 ccm! [NP] Hunters of ice age reindeer around 12,300 years ago likely left the fishhooks, along with mammal and fish bones, in an open field in what is now Wustermark, Germany."The same pattern of late and massive extinctions was repeated across Europe and Asia.Even far-off Australia was not exempt, losing perhaps nineteen genera of large vertebrates, not all of them mammals, in a relatively short period of time.So please note, I am keenly aware of those counter-arguments, and therefore I encourage you either to follow the links to in-depth discussions of each evidence or to contact me directly about why I find such counter-arguments unsatisfactory.