Although he believes that God made Adam from the dust, he also accepts the evolutionists’ long-age interpretation of the fossil record.
But human fossils are found ‘dated’ earlier than Adam’s genealogies could possibly allow.
By measuring the trace amounts of radioactive carbon-14 (so named because it has 6 protons and 8 neutrons) in a dead something and comparing it to the amount of regular carbon-12 (6 protons and 6 neutrons) you can figure out how long it’s been since that sample was alive.So if you grind up a zircon and measure the tiny amounts of lead vs.uranium, you’re measuring how long it’s been since that zircon formed. Radiometric dating generally involves tallying up trace amounts of material, so it’s not the sort of thing you do out in the field; you need a clean lab.A less sophisticated word for midden is “pile of garbage and often poo”.Generally speaking, archaeologists make the assumption that if the grains in and around of a clay pot are, say, 8,000 years old, then the pot itself is roughly the same age. If you had an ancient amphora sitting around, would you use it for fresh strawberry preserves? A life spent potentially confusing future archaeologists is a life well spent.