CHRONOLOGY & CATASTROPHISM REVIEW VOLS. XIV (1992) and XV (1993). ARTICLE ABSTRACTS/EXTRACTS

Chronology & Catastrophism REVIEW Vol. XIV, 1992                  Click here for cost
 
      The Venus Tablets and Climate, by John D. Weir
 
The Ninsianna tablet observations are re-examined, taking into account climatic factors which might have influenced ancient sightings of Venus. The data would support a change in the latitude of Babylon since ancient times.
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Anomalous Occurrence of Crocodilia in Eocene Polar Forests, by Ian C. Johnson
 
The first of two articles on the curious flora and fauna of the Canadian High Arctic islands in the Eocene epoch concentrates on the flora. How did abundant vegetation grow at polar latitudes? Conditions which might account for the pattern of plant life would be lethal to the fauna, which included reptilians.
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Misusing Radiocarbon: A Case Study, by Jesse Lasken
 
Published radiocarbon data are seen to have undergone a selection procedure which Jesse Lasken finds questionable. The problems of 'old wood' and of 'modern contamination' are highlighted.  
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On the Length of Reigns of the Sumerian Kings, by Hildegard Wiencke-Lotz
 
How to account for the extraordinary 'ages' given for the ancient kings of Sumer? At the root of the problem is our understanding of the term mu. Ingeniously re-interpreted, we are presented with much more sensible ages for these kings and the biblical patriarchs.   
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Velikovsky and Catastrophism: A Hidden Agenda?, by Irving Wolfe
 
Did Velikovsky have a hidden agenda? Did he knowingly mould his theories in response to events unfolding in Europe, of which he was a reluctant but helpless spectator? Why was Oedipus and Akhnaton researched while writing Ages in Chaos 
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Chronology & Catastrophism REVIEW Vol. XV, 1993                   Click here for cost
 
The Ninsianna Tablets, a preliminary reconstruction, by Michael G. Reade
 
Working on the assumption that the data recorded on the so-called 'Venus Tablets of Ammisaduqa' are accurate, Michael Reade reconstructs the ancient era of their observations, which seems to coincide with that of the Panchansiddhantika and the construction of megalithic monuments such as Stonehenge. The reality of a one-time 360 day year is confirmed. The Ninsianna tablets record a series of catastrophes of extra-terrestrial origin in which Earth's spin rate altered and there was a mild solar system expansion.  
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Anomalous Occurrence of Crocodilia in Eocene Polar Forests [Part II], by Ian C. Johnson
 
The second of two articles on the curious flora and fauna of the Canadian High Arctic islands in the Eocene epoch concentrates on the fauna. The conditions required for the survival of the flora in polar latitudes would result in often-freezing winter temperatures and prove lethal to much of the fauna, but especially the reptilians.    
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The Origins of the Latin God Mars, by Ev. Cochrane
 
The Romans venerated Mars as the god of war. Ev Cochrane's exercise in comparative mythology discovers that Mars is very similar to other gods of war, including Heracles and Nergal, and that their common origin derives from the celestially active planet Mars.  
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The Habiru as the 'ibrim of I Samuel and the Implications for the 'New Chronology', by Peter van der Veen
 
In this article, Peter van der Veen explains the major features of his thesis, equating the 'ibrim of I Samuel with the Habiru of the Amarna Letters. He presents new evidence for the assimilation of the latter at the end of the Late Bronze Age and argues for new Hittite-Assyrian synchronisms in a 'New Chronology' context.   
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