Archaeological dating history
It is to be known that the mighty Egyptian civilization existed; and it is to be known what God did for his people there during the plagues and the exodus.
After the flood it is said that people first multiplied in the Fertile Crescent--the area of present-day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq (Mesopotamia)--and from there migrated to Egypt and other areas.
Factors that impact the meaning of archaeological dates are discussed.
A brief review of the history of archaeological dating is then presented, followed by a description and appraisal of the different dating techniques used in archaeology.
This is not surprising because the ark landed in Mount Ararat in Asia/turkey.
We also know that the people came together at Babel in the area of Mesopotamia (see Genesis 11:1-9).
*** Why is Egypt so important in archaeological dating?
*** It is believed that the earliest dates in history are found in Egypt.
It is the Bible that nails down certain distinct time periods (one can see this by looking at the geneaologies, etc.
The Bible contains-- two books entitled, "Chronicles" that set in order geneaological and historical information.
In addition to geneaologies, the Bible contains information on events, people, places, food, clothing, animals, cities, plants, etc.--all presented in context making it accessible to all, even small children can understand its narratives.
At times I was bored to death..information was not relevant to me.
Laying hold on the truth, on the other hand, is nice, interesting, refreshing, fruitful, enjoyable, and satisfying--just the opposite of my mind-deadening school life.