Manage episode 274139210 series 90988
In 1973, Virginia Steen-MacIntyre, Malde and Roald Fryxell returned to Hueyatlaco to re-examine the geographic strata and more accurately determine an age for the tool-bearing strata. They were able to rule out Malde's streambed hypothesis. Moreover, the team undertook an exhaustive analysis of volcanic ash and pumice from the original excavation site and the surrounding region. Using the zircon Fission track dating method, geochemist C.W. Naeser dated samples of ash from Hueyatlaco's tool-bearing strata to 370,000 ybp +/- 240,000 years.
Virginia Steen-McIntyre, A.B., M.S., Ph.D., is a tephrochronologist (volcanic ash specialist) with geology degrees from Augustana College (Illinois), Washington State University, and the University of Idaho. She has a secondary interest in archaeologic site stratigraphy. Most of her professional life has been spent working on the Hueyatlaco site, Puebla, Mexico.
Michael A Cremo is a research associate of the Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in the history and philosophy of science. His persistent investigations during the eight years of writing Forbidden Archeology documented a major scientific cover-up