samedi 4 juin 2016

Archaeology vs Vertabrate Palaeontology in Geology

Dr. Eberhard Zangger, at the 50th Winterseminar on 18 January 2015, Luwian studies, mentions that excavating Bronze Age sites is difficult.

You get Bronze Age about 3 to 5 meters below the surface. You first have to go through Medieval material, Classical material, Dark Age material before you get down to the Bronze Age.

Now, in invertebrate marine palaeontology, you get a stratification close to that.

In vertebrate palaeontology, you don't get that. You don't dig 5 meters after dinos the way you dig 5 meters down to look if there is a Bronze Age city. You depend on finding what is close on the surface, because laters layers above, supposed to have been there, have eroded.

More on this topic, see my Classical (or so I hope) series on Three Meanings:

Three Meanings of Chronological Labels

In detail:1) How do Fossils Superpose?, 2) Searching for the Cretaceous Fauna (with appendix on Karoo, Beaufort), 3) What I think I have refuted, 4) Glenn Morton caught abusing words other people were taught as very small children

In debate or otherwise on Assorted Retorts: 1) ... on How Fossils Matter , 2) ... on Steno and Lifespan and Fossil Finds, 3) Geological Column NOT Palaeontolical [Censored by CMI-Creation-Station? Or just by the Library I am in?], 4) Same Debate Uncensored, One Step Further, 5) Continuing debate with Howard F on Geology / Palaeontology, 6) Howard F tries twice again ... , 7) Is Howard F getting tired? Because up to now, he has failed., 8) Resuming Debate with Howard F

On Correspondence blog: Contacting Karoo about superposition of layers and fossils

And if anyone wanted to know, it is nicer to write and ask me, than to use prayer or magic hoping God and His angels, or demons, shall put the topic before me, by their providence. Which however they did, one or other, hoping it be God./HGL

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