Don't be silly. Anyone who has taken one class in archaeology or use an arky picture book knows how they did it.I don't know how they determined the location from the Bible or how they dated the city. Only a handful of alleged experts do.
In brief, it goes like this: dig with a toothbrush. Do not disturb anything, but try to remove the dirt. Keep exacting, exacting, exacting measurements of the depth. Keep exacting, exacting, exacting measurements of the area you are digging. Measure all of these using survey techniques. Mark all finds. Seal all finds until you can test their age.
Here, this is a simple description of arky methods, starting at part three for you. Please look at the pictures:
Yes, we do.They could have made any number of errors. We do not know how they operate.
1. they are trained professionals. You don't just fly out to Israel and say "hey, I'd like to dig up Jericho. Yeah. Really. Thanks." They spend their undergraduate doing digs. Their graduate degree doing digs. Their summers doing digs. Then they get paid to do digs.
2. they write down their research methodologies in two places: on their grant applications and in their peer reviewed, published data.
Just because you are utterly ignorant about all things archaeology doesn't mean that archaeologists don't know what they're doing.
Don't! Go read them. Go read replications of study. Read their backgrounds - are they biased? Do they have religious affiliation? Who is supporting their research? What have they done before?Why should we take their claims on faith?
Replicate the study!(if you can and you're an arky, too)
hahahahahahahaha!!! That's great. Thanks :)On the other hand you have Scripture.
Yeah, so the date is totally off in the Bible because the editor lied, adding sites that didn't exist then so that his people would identify with the Holy text. No surprise here - I mean, look how you believe him.The established date for the building of the temple of Solomon is 966BC. 480 years back from that date is 1446 BC. They figure the the Exodus happened 1445BC. Add 40 or so years to that and you are around 1405BC. Everybody can understand that compared to the ''experts'' who dig up dirt and somehow determine dates which do not jibe with biblical history.
B/c I'm honest, which is more than can be said of your religion. You creationists deny science and history and produce page after page of outright fraud. I suppose there's something to be said for that.According to you and a sub group of experts. In your case why should i believe you or anybody when i know you have noting but contempt for my beliefs along with Judiac beliefs in regards to the Exodus in the first place?
But you don't have to believe me. The only thing that should matter to you is that you have developed spiritual fulfillment in your religion.
Are you happy? Are you fulfilled spiritually, LB?
I mean, you are in touch with a perfect being, aren't you? The only perfectly moral being in the universe, right? If I had direct communication with the Creator of the universe, the "one, true god," the only perfect moral being, I'd be pretty happy. In fact, I'd devote my life to bettering myself to show that It did well in Creating me, that the Perfect Being would be proud.