Middle East & South Asia

Real Indian Genome Study Reveals Origins

India has a large and diverse population with many language and tribal groups, but little is known about where they originally came from.  An international group of scientists from USA, India and Finland have carried out an extensive study of genomes of over 2,700 people from every geographic region, speakers of every major language group, […]

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Tar on Rock

Palaeolithic Pitch

A group of scientists in Germany have studied a type of black pitch named birch tar (sometimes called birch bark pitch), claimed to be the “oldest synthetic substance made by early humans”.  This substance has been found in Neanderthal sites and was used as an adhesive in tools and artefacts. It also has waterproofing and […]

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Buried Bones

Neolithic Violence from Changing Economics

An international team of scientists have compiled data from studies of human remains in 180 archaeological sites in Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, and Sweden, dated between around 8000 – 4000 years ago – believed to be the time when farming replaced hunter-gathering in Europe.  They found evidence of many head injuries from blunt […]

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Buried Bones

Gender Fluid Archaeology

When archaeologists find buried human skeletons in an excavation they are usually able to identify them as male or female according to their bone structure and DNA.  The Black Trowel Collective of American, a group identifying themselves as “anarchist archaeologists,” are now claiming that “archaeologists must centre the fluidity of gender in their archaeological practice”.  […]

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Lakeside Vegetation

Stone Tools Show Lush Green Arabia

Stone tools show lush green Arabia, according to Science (AAAS) News 1 September 2021 and Science Alert 2 September 2021 and Nature 1 September 2021, 10.1038/s41586-021-03863-y. An international team of researchers have studied two sites in the Nefud Desert in northern Saudi Arabia and found thousands of stone tools, along with many animal fossils. The […]

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Evolution Diagram

Famous Ape-Man Diagram Must Go

Famous ape-man diagram must goclaims geneticist Adam Rutherford, from the University College London, according to an article in Daily Mail 21 June 2021. He claims that the well-known textbook diagram depicting the evolution of ape to man represents an inaccurate view of evolution and should be ditched from school textbooks and popular science media. In […]

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Middle East Questions, Editorial 19 May 2021

Editorial by John Mackay With all the ruckus in the Middle East try your hand at the test below as The Creation Guy, John Mackay, and the world-wide Creation Research team share both blessings and difficulties in this 19th May email. MIDDLE EAST Q & A Question: Which nation did God promise He would make […]

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Australia’s Christian Heritage to Go From Schools

Australia’s Christian heritage to go from schools, according to recommendations of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) released 29 April 2021. A review of the content of school subjects including History and Civics and Citizenship has recommended school students no longer be taught Australia has a Christian heritage. There will be more emphasis […]

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Purple Cloth

Purple Cloth From Biblical Times

Purple cloth from Biblical times found, according to Science (AAAS) News 29 January 2021, Times of Israel and PLoS ONE 28 January 2021 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245897.  Archaeologists in Israel have found pieces of woollen cloth coloured with a distinctive purple dye made from murex sea snails.  This dye gives a rich vivid purple colour and was […]

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Death Valley

Death Valley Heat “could torch the record book”

Death Valley heat “could torch the record book” claimed ABC (Australia) News 17 August 2020. On Sunday 16 August the temperature in Death Valley, California, was recorded a 54.4°C (130°F). That is certainly a scorching temperature, but it won’t burn any records no matter how many media sources “promote it”. The same event was reported […]

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