Radiocarbon dating the flood
It’s said that King Yu made the waters recede by constructing large ditches, and he founded China’s first dynasty, the Xia.
However, no evidence of Yu or the Xia Dynasty has been uncovered.
It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago.
Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core layers.
Armed with this theory, they began to search the area surrounding the Eastern Mediterranean for a body of water that possibly would fit what they determined were desirable parameters.
The Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, and the Caspian Sea were discarded as suitable sites.
He is presently employed in the Space & Atmospheric Sciences Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Based on their studies and advice from scholars of the Gilgamesh epic, they determined that there may have been a flood that occurred even earlier than that of the epic or of the one at Ur (5000 BC).
They believed that this event occurred around 7,000 BC based on radiocarbon dating of shells from an underwater beach front, and that the epic of Gilgamesh may have been adapted from stories of this earlier flood.
The team, led by Wu Qianlong, believes an earthquake triggered a large landslide and dammed a waterway in 1920 B. The scientists believe 4 trillion gallons of water submerged the North China Plain.
They used radiocarbon dating and soil samples to reach their conclusion.