Friday, January 29, 2016

Recalibrating Irish Archaeology

1) Recalibrating American Archaeology (very roughly), 2) Recalibrating Irish Archaeology

National Geographic : Top 10 Historic Sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland

"More than 5,000 years of history are revealed through colossal passage tombs, the beehive huts of early monasteries, and more iconic landmarks. Here are Irish places of curiosity, pilgrimage, and inspiration. —Kathleen M. Mangan"

built around 3,200 B.C, is said to contain more prehistoric art than any other site in Ireland"

- This small, now uninhabited island four miles off the Sligo coast has one of the most intact early Christian monastic settlements in Europe. Its establishment in the sixth century is attributed to St. Molaise ..." (incontroversial)

"Skellig Michael
- Built on a steep-sided, double-peaked rock seven miles off the coast of County Kerry, the monastery on Skellig Michael illustrates the extremes of early Christian devotion and discipline. Monks occupied the island from possibly the 6th century ..." (incontroversial)

"This remarkable Dublin museum
presents Ireland’s ancient treasures and artifacts, and with 9,000 years of human inhabitation, there are rich objects and archaeological discoveries on display. ... clothing fasteners dating from 2200 to 500 B.C."

"Dunluce Castle
... Dating back to the 13th century, for a time it was the seat of the Clan MacDonnell." (incontroversial)

"Carrowmore and Knocknarea
... Most of the tombs were built between 4,000 and 3,500 B.C., centuries earlier than Newgrange and Knowth, although radiocarbon assays from one tomb suggest a date of 5,400 B.C. ... "

"Kilmainham Gaol
... Opened in 1796" (incontroversial)

... two monumental court tombs (Cloghanmore and Farranmacbride) dating to approximately 3,000 B.C. with corbelled-roof inner burial chambers and an open-air court surrounded by colossal rock cairns; and 1,000 B.C. promontory forts on coastal headlands. St. Colmcille (known as St. Columba in Scotland) likely lived here in the mid-500s before going on to establish Iona." (last date incontroversial)

"Céide Fields
... The four-and-a-half square mile area is a unique Neolithic landscape of stonewalled farm fields, the remains of dwellings, and burial monuments constructed about 5,700 years ago."

- Northern Ireland's Derry (officially Londonderry) is the best-preserved walled town on the island of Ireland and is one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe. Completed in 1618," (incontroversial)

Conventional date Locality or object Recalibration date
7,000 B.C.  Ireland inhabited  2,778-2,599 BC (Fib)
5,400 B.C.  one very early tomb of Carrowmore and Knocknarea  2,599 - 2,420 BC (Fib)
4,000 B.C.  early tombs of Carrowmore and Knocknarea  2,420 - 2,241 BC (Fib)
3,700 B.C.  Céide Fields  after 2,420 and closer to 2,241 BC (Fib)
3,500 B.C.  late tombs of Carrowmore and Knocknarea  before 2,241 BC (Fib)
3,200 B.C.  Knowth  after 2,241 BC (Fib)
3,000 B.C.  Cloghanmore and Farranmacbride of Glencolmcille  2,241 - 2,062 BC (Fib)
2,200 B.C.  early clothing fasteners in The National Museum of Ireland—Archaeology  after 1,883 BC (Fib)
1,000 B.C.  promontory forts of Glencolmcille  988 BC (Fib)

Skipping the Tas Walker and Multiples Échecs third table, and sticking to my Avec un peu d'aide de Fibonacci table.

Note, the implication of reducing 7,000 BC to between 2,778 and 2,599 BC is not that someone else we do not know of lived in Ireland in 7,000 BC, but that 7,000 BC is a date not just pre-Flood but even pre-Creation* and therefore a non-existing date. This recalibration is concerned with carbon dates, where the too old dates come from assuming the carbon 14 level was at least roughly the same back then. It was obviously not.

Hans Georg Lundahl
Nanterre UL
St Francis of Sales

* Latin Liturgy with St Jerome place Creation in 5,199 BC, Old Church Slavonic dating is in Anno Mundi with an implication of Creation being 5,508 BC. Flood was in Latin Liturgic chronology 2,957 BC.

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