When news reporters or radio hosts confidently say something recently found is X-number of millions of years old, am I the only one ready to throw a shoe at the television?
They are only reporting on something I realise, but it annoys me because there is no evidence of many thousands of years, let alone millions.
Scientists will tell you these numbers are based on carbon-dating and yet they will also say carbon dating is an inaccurate method of aging material, be it bones or rocks or sediment, because it has been buried for so long (carbon-14 dating is a method full of assumptions).
Recent discoveries at Stonehenge and the mile-wide Durrington Circle on Salisbury Plain, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, in the UK bear out what I’m saying so allow me to use these discoveries as an example.
Professor Vincent Gaffney of Bradford University, one of the leading archaeologists working on the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, stated: “This is an unprecedented find of major significance within the UK.”
“Key researchers on Stonehenge and its landscape have been taken aback by the scale of the structure and the fact it hadn’t been discovered, until now, so close to Stonehenge.”
The newly discovered site is a huge circle, 1.2 miles (2km) in diameter, with twenty shafts which are five metres deep (16 ft) and up to 20 metres (65 ft) in diameter. This construction encircles an existing structure called the Durrington Walls, the site of a large settlement and later wooden henge circle, described as ‘Neolithic’ (from the so-called ‘Stone Age’).
Silts (fine mud) extracted from core samples and the circle’s pits, contained bones and shells, which were sent for carbon-14 dating.
A wide range of dates were calculated, some as old as 7,179 ± 28 years BC for shell, and 1130 BC for bone (calibrated), but all from the same deposits.
The archaeological report admits: “There is a wide range of time represented in the radiocarbon dates… early dates are on shells and suggest the determinations from these samples are not reliable…”
All the monuments discovered so far (at Stonehenge and the Durrington Circle, and those still to be discovered), must be placed after the Flood.
Even mighty monuments like Stonehenge could not have survived the Deluge; in fact, the larger ‘Sarsen stones’ are made of sedimentary rock which was formed during the Flood, and chemically altered afterwards.
These monuments, therefore, would have been constructed sometime after Babel, when people-groups were scattered over the face of the earth, after their common language was confused, see Genesis.
Some of them, likely Japheth’s descendants, eventually settled in Britain and constructed Stonehenge along with many associated monuments like the newly identified Durrington Circle.
This brand new discovery is an amazing find and has been unearthed using some clever technology and techniques.
The uncovered shaft structures demonstrate, as far as archaeologists peer back into history, humans have always been humans, displaying their God-given abilities of great intelligence and ingenuity.
Radiocarbon ages which are offered so confidently, far in excess of the date of Noah’s Flood, should be dismissed.The Bible’s history is confirmed by such discoveries.
John Skinner served as an infantry soldier in Vietnam then the Tasmanian Police before taking up the position of CEO of the Australian Rough Riders Association (professional rodeo based in Warwick Qld). Before retirement to his small farm, he was a photo-journalist for 25 years. He is married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren.