Problems with archaeological dating
Why the Bible is an important ancient historical record."In the course of a single centurys research, the earliest date in Egyptian historythat of Egypts unification under King Meneshas plummeted from 5876 to 2900 B. 204."The number of years assigned to each [Egyptian] king, and consequently the length of time covered by the dynasties, differ in these two copies, so that, while the work of Manetho forms the backbone of our chronology, it gives us no absolutely reliable chronology."George A. 11."In composing his history of Egypt and putting together a register of its dynasties, Manetho was guided by the desire to prove to the Greeks, the masters of his land, that the Egyptian people and culture were much older than theirs and also older than the Babylonian nation and civilization."*I. 207."As prehistory is made continuous with [preceding that of] recorded history, a problem of ancient chronology exerts a crippling effect on both the study of the Old Testament and on ancient history in general.(4) The dating of archaeological remains is not a basic aspect of evolutionary theory, as are most of the other topics discussed in this paperback. (5) The complexity of the data requires a rather full coverage, and we do not have the needed space in this paperback, without omitting other equally vital, but more basic information disproving evolutionary theory. The attempt to wed Darwinism to archaeological dating.Actually, the experts keep lowering the date of the Egyptian First Dynasty.Materials of geological origin will have absorbed considerable quantities of radiation since their formation, so any human-caused exposure to heat or light will reset the luminescence clock considerably more recently than that since only the energy stored since the event will be recorded.The way you measure energy stored in an object that you expect has been exposed to heat or light in the past is to stimulate that object again and measure the amount of energy released.Go to the chapter entitled, "Archaeological Dating." (2) If we had included that chapter, we would have had to leave out other very important material that you need in paperback format.
Crystalline rock types and soils collect energy from the radioactive decay of cosmic uranium, thorium, and potassium-40.The exposure to radioactive elements continues, and the minerals begin again storing free electrons in their structures.