How old are humans? How old are some groups history and myths?
Or how young are recent catastrophic events?
Is it an old Earth, young Earth or older Earth or younger Earth than standard science, geology and chronology suggests?
Mentioned before but previously the geology evidence and theory suggested that the locals Nabukelevu volcanoes mythology could not be correct. Now it has been discovered the interpretation using geology and science theory was wrong.
his scientific investigation of the region concluded that the volcano had not erupted for 50,000 years, long before the island was first inhabited around 2000 B.C. The myth, it seemed, was simply a story - not a description of previous events.
Then, two years later, when diggers carved out a road near the base of the volcano, they uncovered pieces of ancient pottery buried underneath a metre-deep layer of volcanic ash. “This clearly demonstrated that the volcano had erupted within the last 3,000 years while humans lived here,” says Nunn, a professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. “The cultural memory was right, and our scientific surveys were wrong.”
Why ancient myths about volcanoes are often true | BBC
Younger Earth or Older Earth?
Some recent news articles on findings about how old or young planet Earth and humans history, mythology and geology might be. More will be added over time.
Fish have tales to tell
Archaeologists have found the world's oldest fish hooks in a cave on the Japanese island of Okinawa. The pair, dating from about 23,000 years ago, were carved from sea snail shells and found with other ancient relics
World's oldest fish hooks found in Japanese island cave | BBC
He lived a mammoth life time
And how old or young are these and other mammoths (and humans)?
Mammoths roamed the continent of North America approximately two million years ago, with Columbian mammoths appearing a million years later. It is believed that the Columbian mammoths migrated to the Channel Islands during the past two ice ages when sea levels were lower and the island land mass was closer to the mainland coast. Over time, descendants of the migrants downsized from approximately 14 feet to a six feet tall pygmy form, becoming an endemic species known as Mammuthus exilis.
... “This mammoth find is extremely rare and of high scientific importance. It appears to have been on the Channel Islands at the nearly same time as humans,”
... “The discovery of this mammoth skull increases the probability that there were at least two migrations of Columbian mammoths to the island—during the most recent ice age 10-30,000 years ago, as well as the previous glacial period that occurred about 150,000 years ago.” During his geologic investigations on the island’s marine terraces, Muhs also detected and recorded mammoth footprints, another rare find.
Rare Mammoth Fossil Excavated at Channel Islands National Park | Heritage Daily