Skip to comments.New Iron Age Sites Discovered in Finland [Roman era]
Posted on 01/11/2014 9:30:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Artifacts included a battle axe, a knife, and a bronze buckle, all associated with burned human bones, initially thought to be dated to around 1000 - 1200 CE before analysis. Similar objects have been discovered in the Baltic Sea area and in Ladoga Karelia. Identical cape buckles have also been found in Gotland.
But based on the University of Helsinki analysis, the cremation grave finds date to a time that is significantly earlier -- during the Viking Age between 775-980 CE, based on their application of AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) techniques...
...in the area between the towns of Loviisa and Pyhtää near the northeastern shores of the Gulf of Finland, not far from the Ahvenkoski harbor discoveries. There, they have located as many as twenty possible Roman Iron Age sites, with closer examination of ten. Of those more closely investigated, five revealed evidence of what the excavators interpret as early iron smelting furnaces and smithies. Two of the furnaces have been dated using AMS to between 204 BCE and 180 CE, within the Roman Iron Age period, but test results are still pending on analysis of iron slag deposits sampled from the sites...
"These discoveries will change the prevailing view about Iron Age settlements on the eastern parts of the Gulf of Finland," says Jäppinen. Until now, this part of Finland was thought to be devoid of human settlement during that time period.
(Excerpt) Read more at popular-archaeology.com ...
Good to see the wild assumption method bite the dust.
Report: Ancient Roman graveyard found in suburban Copenhagen
IHT | October 10, 2007 | Associated Press / Roskilde Dagblad
Posted on 10/11/2007 2:55:59 PM by SunkenCiv
‘Splain AD, BC, BCE, BP, YBP, BCE and CE when you get a chance.
A hotlink will be ideal.
AD = Anno Domini
BC = Before Christ
BCE = Before Christian Era
BP = British Petroleum
YBP = ???
CE = Christian Era
They are ALL wild assumptions. If an object has been burned or exposed to smoke, IMHO, any sort of carbon dating will show a date more recent than the actual age of the object, due to absorption from its exposure to a carbon rich environment at an elevated temperature.
The shroud of Turin is one example, being exposed to candle smoke and incense for centuries........
YBP = years before present
YBP= Years Before Present.
Is CE also the Common Era with a date certain?
Yes, though that phrase “Common”, is offensively politically-correct anti-Christian rubbish.
Now that’s what I call a patina!
The two unfamiliar ones for most will be BP (Before Present) and YBP (Years Before Present) which are used for scientific dating methods, such as the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry mentioned in the text.
The Roman Iron Age (1-400) is the name that Swedish archaeologist Oscar Montelius gave to a part of the Iron Age in Scandinavia, Northern Germany and the Netherlands.
The name comes from the hold that the Roman Empire had begun to exert on the Germanic tribes of Northern Europe. Therefore, the preceding part of the Iron Age is called the Pre-Roman Iron Age, which had grown out of the Nordic Bronze Age. The age that followed the Roman Iron Age is called the Germanic Iron Age or the Age of Migrations.
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