Carbon dating research on noahs ark
And while the flood is considered a historical event, most archaeologists and scholars do not believe in a literal interpretation of the Noah’s Ark story.British archaeologist Mike Pitt said after the initial NAMI team findings in 2010 that the evangelical explorers have not yet produced evidence that is conclusive.“We have technical resources and we can work together with local experts,” he said.“Once the scientific community knows about the existence of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat, we can make it available to the general public.” “If floodwaters covered Eurasia 12,000 feet [3,700 meters] deep in 2,800 BC, how did the complex societies of Egypt and Mesopotamia, already many centuries old, keep right on regardless? The legend of Noah’s Ark originates from the sixth chapter of the Book of Genesis.The team claimed they performed carbon dating tests on the wood and said it was 4,800 years old.If true, this would date it at approximately the time the vessel is said to have been afloat.
One of the team members, documentary filmmaker Wing-cheung Yeung said, “It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it,” reported World Net Daily.
‘Noah’s Ark, the flood is not a myth but a real incident mentioned in all holy books,’ said Dr.
Oktay Belli from Istanbul University, the Daily Mail reported.
As reported, there was carbon dating done on the remains, and it was found that they were 4,800-years-old.
However, these claims were dismissed by experts, and some even said it was a hoax since it lacked evidence.