Main techniques dating hominids
Every so often, a curious thing happens to the Earth’s magnetic field.We don’t really know why it happens, or even when it is likely to happen next, but every several hundred thousand years or so, the Earth’s magnetic field reverses. We know this, because when rocks are formed, they are indelibly marked with the normal or reverse polarity of their birth time, or chron.Evolution places severe demands upon fossils used to support it.A fossil in an evolutionary sequence must have both the proper morphology (shape) to fit that sequence and an appropriate date to justify its position in that sequence.It is impossible to give an evolutionary sequence to the human fossils because there is a coverage gap involving the dating methods which evolutionists believe are the most reliable—radiocarbon and potassium-argon (K-Ar).
Before their discovery by paleoanthropologist Lee Berger and his son in 2008, there were fossils of Homo erectus, the earliest known representative of our own genus Homo, which were dated to around 1.9 million years old.
However, because of severe dating problems which are seldom mentioned, this alleged sequence cannot be maintained.
To present the fossil evidence as a relatively smooth transition leading to modern humans is akin to intellectual dishonesty.
Over the last decade, there have been a number of important fossil discoveries in Africa of what may be very early transitional ape/hominins, or proto-hominins.
These creatures lived just after the divergence from our common hominid ancestor with chimpanzees and bonobos, during the late Miocene and early Pliocene Epochs.