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Three layers of ash, each about 1-2 centimeters thick, can be recognized in profiles of bhis organic deposit.
Graham Will lives in a tourist mecca, Rotorua, New Zealand.
contain 3 layem of volcanic ash, each about 1-2 cm in thick-ness.
Radiocarbon dates of discrete plant stems from these ash layers indicate that the age of the uppermost ash deposit ia 725 k260 years B. The two lower a & layem lie about 7 ern apart; the average of ltheir dates is 1,845 years B. The amom * of peat above the ash layens indicates that avemge mites of ac-cumuhtion are approximately 0.2 cm/yr for fibrous to mucky peat, and 0.052 cm/yr for the more completely hnmified and compacted peat (muck).
date back 10,000 to 80,000 years.” Dr Will adds: “It is of particular interest to note that, in China, loess deposits up to 300 metres have been found in which 20 paleosols have been identified.” It is important to note that in the two journals referenced above, Dr Will has carefully assessed all the caveats that Dr Roth raised.
Dr Will’s conclusions are reinforced by independent evidence from lakebeds “where over the years peat sediment has built up.” “The depths of the peat layers between the ash layers gives further evidence that considerable periods of time must have elapsed between these volcanic eruptions.” We have noted in other blogs that the Bible, rightly understood, does not claim to give us the age of the earth. Dr Will quotes Ellen White, who states, “The book of nature and the written word shed light upon each other.” Dr Will’s article is so clearly written (even though it embodies a long lifetime of painstaking research) that we would all do well to get a copy of it and read it thoughtfully.