Have You Ever Confused a Human Footprint With a Tool Mark? You Must be An Anthropologist

Posted by Chris Parker
Apr 26 2006

Evolutionist slap fight! A month or two ago, scientists reported human footprints which they estimated to be 40,000 years old (SIC) in Southern Mexico.

The problem is, that would be surprisingly ancient for “Modern Humans” in the Americas. It’s all inter-related.テつModern humans were supposed to only have evolved at such and such a time (the details are unimportant) which means that they could not have been here under the “land bridge theory until such and such a time….

Look, the point is, they were stepping on some toes with this date and by that we mean the toes of the ruling scientific paradigm. Since 40,000 years might be possible in evolutionary terms–but still unacceptable; paradigm scientists fought back by saying the marks are 1.3 million years old. Just like that, poof!

The possibility that they were human prints went away.The scientific faithful “know” that it would be “impossible” for them to be human at that age. (Most Christians and ourselves included do not accept any of these dates which were derived using circular logic and fair windage–and dice, we’re pretty sure)

Paradigm scientists also now claim that the footprints, which appear in left and right sequences–are actually just tool marks! So, at least one group of these evolutionists are a bit nutty.

On CSI they can tell so much with just a scintilla of evidence-but these guys don’t know tool marks from human foot prints! Hey, maybe you should give Gary Sinese –a call although we understand that the New York CSI is the worst one…..s8int.com

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Cloud of scholarly dust rises over ancient footprints Claim

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 BRADLEY T. LEPPERテつAre the footprints of surprisingly ancient Americans preserved in 40,000-year-old volcanic ash in southern Mexico? In December, an article in the journal Science cast a cloud of doubt over that claim.テつ

The authors, Michael Waters and Paul Renne, argue that the ash dated to 1.3 million years ago, much too old for humans on this continent, and that the so-called footprints were nothing more than marks made by the tools of modern workers quarrying the stone with crowbars.

Now, Silvia Gonzalez, an archaeologist from Liverpool John Moores University, and several members of her research team have published their data and interpretations in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews. Based on their results, the case is far from closed.

According to the researchers, the early dates for the ash are wrong. They note that the overlying deposits range in age from 9,000 to 40,000 years, with no evidence of significant breaks in the sequence.

Moreover, an article in the March issue of the Mammoth Trumpet states that Gonzalez and her team have dated lake sediments below the ash layer to about 100,000 years ago, which would mean the ash had to be considerably younger than the date reported in Science.

Gonzalez and her co-authors also claim the “footprints” are distinct from recent tool markings, which are sharply defined and unweathered.Also, many of the footprints appear to preserve details of foot anatomy that would not be duplicated by quarry tool divots.

Finally, and most importantly, the team has identified more “potential footprints” in nearby locations “where no quarrying operations have occurred.”

Gonzalez told the Mammoth Trumpet that the only way to fully answer the critics would be “to excavate an area where there has been no quarry activity and uncover more footprints. We will do this as soon as we can.”

The most famous ancient footprints are the 3.6 million-year-old tracks of early human ancestors excavated by Mary Leakey at Laetoli in Tanzania, Africa.

In the current issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, Australian scientists announced the discovery of 23,000-year-old trackways of human footprints in western New South Wales.

Bradley T. Lepper is curator of archaeology at the Ohio Historical Society.

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