[b-hebrew] Language Evolution
peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Sep 21 19:03:36 EDT 2005
On 21/09/2005 23:14, Bill Rea wrote:
>All objections to the validity of radio carbon dating are
>answered by dendrochronology. There are a number of unbroken
>sequences dating back several thousand years. The bristlecone
>pine sequence from the White Mountains extends to 9,000 years
>before the present. There are other sequences which extend
>similar periods into the past.
There are also a number of very serious technical difficulties with
dendrochronological dating, especially of anything related to the Middle
East - which is based on unpublished data. While I certainly don't
reject such methods out of hand like Karl and James, neither do I accept
that all questions have been solved by some marvellous scientific wizardry.
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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