Skip to comments.12,000 year old Shaman unearthed in Israel
Posted on 12/11/2008 10:03:24 AM PST by Natufian
A new figure in humanity's history emerged last week when archaeologists announced the discovery of what could be one of the world's oldest known spiritual figures. After years of meticulous excavation just miles from Israel's Mediterranean coast, scientists from the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem unearthed a 12,000-year-old grave that held the remains of a diminutive "shaman" woman.
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Very cool discovery. Thanks for posting it!
Yes. Wild wheat grew abundantly in the “fertile crescent” and just needed to be harvested. Game was plentiful and other people were relatively scarce.
This cant be right. Earth was created less than 10,000 years ago.
Must be Eve.
Tauren or Draenei ?
"You dug up MOM?!?!"
Exactly how do they “know” that the grave was 12K years old?
Which has been shown to be wrong on the order of even thousands of years...
Next bit of "evidence"....?
We don´t know the details of the dating mechanisms used in this particular find as the full report has yet to be published.
However, other finds in this area have been dated using carbon dating, stratigraphy and dendrochronology. Each of those methods supports a date for this culture of 14,500 - 11,500 BP
Your point about carbon dating being wrong certainly doesn´t apply in this case as there is an excellent calibration mechanism close by in the sediment deposits of the Dead Sea.
Each year, the Dead Sea lays two sediment deposits on it´s shoreline. One is white and comes from evaporation during the summer. The other is brown and comes from winter rain run off from the hills near by. There is a continous record of these deposits going back 75,000 years in places. We can also be confident that each of these layers represents an individual season as the pollen found in them shows at what time of year they were laid.
End result - we can pull organic matter from known years in these strata and calibrate carbon dating mechanisms for the surrounding areas with great precision.
Ain´t science grand!?
Indeed. Would have been a nice place to live.
Carbon dating isnt mentioned in the bible so it must not be valid.
It’s wierd watching the shapes that people will twist themselves into so that they don’t have to believe something. The downside to blind faith I guess.
Belief, faith, and fact have a way of not lining up sometimes. I believe that creationists and evolutionist are both right and both wrong. One side is off on time frame and span and the other side excludes the point and intention. But then that’s just my belief.
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