Skip to comments.Archaeology: Site Yields Evidence Of Farming (Wisconsin, 12,000 Year Ago Site)
Posted on 09/03/2003 8:25:36 AM PDT by blam
Posted on Wed, Sep. 03, 2003
ARCHAEOLOGY: Site yields evidence of prehistoric farming on Door County peninsula
GREEN BAY, Wis. Archaeology digs have provided researchers with the first hard evidence of organized, prehistoric agriculture on the Door County peninsula, a Marquette University researcher said.
The site along Wisconsin 57 in the southern part of the county may also give researchers more information on Ice Age glaciers in the bay of Green Bay.
"You don't get many sites like this in Wisconsin archaeology," said James Clark Jr., researcher for the university's Center for Archaeology Research. "We have multiple occupations over thousands of years here."
Crews from Marquette and the University of Wisconsin have accelerated years of digging near the highway in recent weeks, as the state finishes its investigation to expand Wisconsin 57 to four lanes from Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay.
A Marquette crew discovered tiny kernels of burnt corn and a milling stone, which was probably used to grind the corn, buried in sandy soil among artifacts dating to about A.D. 1200.
The corn and the stone, found near Fabry Creek in the town of Union, belonged to American Indians of the "Mero complex" Oneota period from about A.D. 1100 to 1300.
Clark said Oneota Indians once built a semi-permanent village there, and his crew has found evidence of at least one wigwam structure.
They also found piles of chipped stone, broken pots, arrowheads, spear points, burnt wood, bone fragments and dimly outlined trash pits.
Beneath the Oneota artifacts, the crew discovered several layers of older artifacts, each one representing another time period when American Indians occupied the area.
Clark said he believed the earlier occupations date to about 9600 B.C., about 12,000 years ago, because of the style of spear points found in the dig.
Archeologists have been digging through almost 5 feet of pure sand at the site, indicating a prehistoric beach, Clark said.
Lake waters at the time were very different. The shoreline rose and fell, according to the melting and freezing of the glaciers, over hundreds of years.
A thick layer of decayed plants may help determine the last ice retreat, Clark said.
Sure, as long as you refuse to believe a Creator could have created the star with already-emitted light.
Similarly, you could reject the notion that He created the already-aged (adult) Adam and Eve.
Again, it's just a matter of whom you believe. The light-years prove nothing more than your assumptions.
In Genesis God gives the order of creation which does not match the assumed order in the THEORY of evolution. Here again if God did a long day thing or a gap thing His word is fibbing about the length of days and the order of creation. It seems to be an awful easy thing to take God at His word and ascribe to Him the ability to have done it in whatever timeframe He wanted but definitely in the timeframe He said.
"Trouble"? He spoke it into existence. Didn't even break a sweat.
to deceive us into believing the universe is a specific age
You're limiting your conclusion to your own set of rules, instead of allowing Him to set His own. You simply won't allow Him to create something that "looks old" to your way of thinking. Remember, prior to The Fall, nothing "aged." There was no such thing as entropy. Everything would have looked "old" to us, because we only know how things work in our own experience of time. He has no time.
But, if you insist on thinking that way, you'll have to also declare His creating the adult Adam was an identical deception. Because, when Adam was only one day old, he looked like an adult. Same goes for the plants, animals, fish, etc. Unless, of course, you dismiss the Creation Story altogether.
Lol, I never said he did. Just a way of phrasing things. Look, I don't care whay you worship. Mohammed, Krishna, Roosters whatever. You're a free person. I respect that. As long as you drive on the proper side of the road (sober of course) and stop at stop signs and red lights you and I can coexist in this world no matter how old it is. I would also urge you to vote Republican- but again, this is up to you and is fine with me either way.
Have a nice day!
Hey, it's an open forum ;-)
Nice chatting with you. :-)
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