Rewriting Prehistory

Major pieces of evidence for the existence of prehumans tens of thousands of years ago are frauds:

A flamboyant anthropology professor, whose work had been cited as evidence Neanderthal man once lived in Northern Europe, has resigned after a German university panel ruled he fabricated data and plagiarized the works of his colleagues.

Reiner Protsch von Zieten, a Frankfurt university panel ruled, lied about the age of human skulls, dating them tens of thousands of years old, even though they were much younger, reports Deutsche Welle.

“The commission finds that Prof. Protsch has forged and manipulated scientific facts over the past 30 years,” the university said of the widely recognized expert in carbon data in a prepared statement.

Protsch’s work first came under suspicion last year during a routine investigation of German prehistoric remains by two other anthropologists.
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Among their findings was an age of only 3,300 years for the female “Bischof-Speyer” skeleton, found with unusually good teeth in Northern Germany, that Protsch dated to 21,300 years.

Another dating error was identified for a skull found near Paderborn, Germany, that Protsch dated at 27,400 years old. It was believed to be the oldest human remain found in the region until the Oxford investigations indicated it belonged to an elderly man who died in 1750.
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The fallout from Protsch’s false dating of northern European bone finds is only beginning.

Chris Stringer, a Stone Age specialist and head of human origins at London’s Natural History Museum, said: “What was considered a major piece of evidence showing that the Neanderthals once lived in northern Europe has fallen by the wayside. We are having to rewrite prehistory.”

“Anthropology now has to revise its picture of modern man between 40,000 and 10,000 B.C.,” added Thomas Terberger, an archaeologist at the University of Greifswald.

And yet those of us who hold to a creationist view are ridiculed for being anti-scientific and blinded by religious beliefs. Do you think the courts will allow the schools in Cobb County, Georgia to put those stickers back in their science books?

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