A Geologists Career Ruined Because She Held to the Truth!
Dr Virginia Steen-McIntyre was a geologist working for the USGS when she was dispatched to an archaeological site in Mexico in order to date some “out of place” artifacts back in the 1970s. Arriving in Mexico she used state of the art equipment and dating techniques for the time and backed up her results using additional dating techniques to verify her end results.
It immediately became obvious that there was a “problem” with the date arrived at for the artifacts because Dr Steen-McIntyre’s methods yielded a date of 250 kyr (thousand years old) or older! The lead archaeologist estimated the artifacts were no more than 25 kyr and when he was presented with McIntyre’s results he could not believe it.
The 25 kyr estimated date by the lead archaeologist was absolutely critical to support the Bering Strait Crossing theory. McIntyre’s results certainly went far beyond 25,000 years so the lead archaeologist simply tossed Dr McIntyre’s results in the garbage can! He asked for a new series of dating tests and Dr McIntyre was given the opportunity to retract her conclusion but she refused to do so. As a result it became very difficult for her to publish research papers in the future and she lost her teaching position at the American University. In other words, Dr Virigina Steen-McIntyre was MARGINALIZED and DEMONIZED in the academic and archaeological community because she refused to conform to the acceptable 25 kyr date and stuck to her results of 250 kyr plus. And, frankly, this is “standard procedure” for anyone who doesn’t follow the “party line.”
An Archaeologist Marginalized for Her Discovery!
Hueyatlaco is an enigmatic archaeological site in the Valsequillo Basin near Puebla, Mexico. It was excavated in the 1960s and rather quickly began controversial because dating analysis indicated a date for human habitation at 250 kya. This date was far older than accepted theory for man’s arrival in the New World and the archaeological community has rejected the 250 kya date summarily! This controversy has also resulted in ruining careers such as Dr Steen-McIntyre above who dated the artifacts and who came up with the 250 kyr date (mentioned above). But her’s was not the only ruin to come out of this site!
The Hueyatlaco site was originally discovered and excavated by an amateur archaeologist in Mexico named Juan Armenta Camacho. He later gained the help of Cynthia Irwin-Williams who led a team of archaeologist to the site in 1962. McIntyre joined the team in 1966 as a grad student. This site is about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and was known for its many animal fossils. Williams believed the site was a kill site used by prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
During the excavations in the 1960s numerous stone tools were discovered. Some were very primitive (similar to Oldowan Tools) while others were more sophisticated including double blades, scrapers, etc. These were found at the main site while the more primitive stone tools were found at a smaller site nearby. These tools were made from non-local stone materials and this suggests the sites had been used by multiple groups of prehistoric humans over a considerable period of time.
The finds and the resulting dates became highly controversial and the head of the National Institute for Anthropology and History in Mexico, Jose Lorenzo, began to claim the finds were planted and the whole site was a hoax! Williams spoke out against Lorenzo’s assertions calling them malicious and without merit. In 1969 she also cited support for the finds from 3 prominent archaeologists who had visited th
e site independently and verified the finds were not in fact planted nor a hoax. But pressure from academia was being put on Lorenzo and this site threatened to undo everything theorized about when man first came to the Americas.
In 1969 Williams published her first paper on the site and finds. The stone tools were found in strata containing prehistory animal remains. C14 dating dated those remains at around 35 kya while Uranium dating dated them at around 260 kya! She stayed she had no explanation for the contradictory results but it was theorized the site had been possibly eroded by an ancient stream bed which, of course, would have jumbled all the strata up. This, of course, makes a nightmare for dating.
MacIntyre returned to the site with other geologists and they ruled out the ancient streambed theory. Her team also analyzed volcanic ash from the area and pumice. Using Zircon Fission Track Dating geochemist CW Naeser arrived at dates for the ash samples taken from the sites stone tool bearing strata at about 370 kya! This only added fuel to the growing academia fire as you can well suspect even among team members.
Tensions among team members continued to grow and for several years the excavation team argued and fought over how to proceed next at the site. Williams supported the 20 kya figure while others supported the much greater dating numbers. Dr Irwin-Williams, btw, never published her final report on the site dating. Finally, in 1981 more sophisticated testing was done and they confirmed McIntyre’s greater dates (250 kya)! Those results were reported in the scientific journal known as Quaternary Research.
BTW Cynthia Irwin-Williams never published the final results of her research!!
Publication of this research angered Williams and she objected publicly to several points made in the publication by McIntyre and her geological team. McIntyre and her team responded point-by-point to William’s objections! The spark now became a raging wild fire!! McIntyre and her team of geologists were labelled as incompetent and their careers were effectively over! Come 1990 two researchers (Frison and Walker) argued that the stone tools were far too modern to have been manufactured by hominids 250 kya. Seriously? Oldowan-style tools? They also asserted that animal fossil remains were consistent with fauna found at the site dating to no later than the end of the last glaciation maximum (Ice Age) which placed them between 18 kyr to 20 kyr.
In 1996 Dr McIntyre appeared in a television documentary called “The Mysterious Origins of Man.” She made several statements during the program that go against the mainstream theory of man’s arrival in the New World. Frank Steiger posted a rebuttal to McIntyre’s assertions but, amazingly, he made no mention whatsoever of the multiple peer-reviewed papers that SUPPORT McIntyre’s 250 kyr date!!
In 2004 Biostratgraphic researcher Sam Van Landingham published a two peer reviewed papers that CONFIRM the 250 kyr date given by Dr McIntyre. He found that the stone tools could indeed by dated to the Sangamonian Interglacial period 80 kya-220 kya via the presence of diatom species one species of which appeared during this period and the other species that went extinct by the end of this period! Ironically, in 2008 during a conference of the Geological Society of America one Joseph Liddcoat presented paleomagnetic research results from the volcanic ash found at the Hueyatlaco site. He dated the ash to sometime AFTER the Brunhes-Matuyama Reversal 780 kya. Finally, the site was turned into a residence property and a house was built on it! It is now private property and researchers are not allowed on the site!! And, thus, the COVERUP is now complete!!!! WHAT A LOAD OF ABSOLUTE CRAP! Instead of following the truth wherever it leads academia ONLY follows the truth if it agrees with their pet theories. And if it doesn’t then the BULLDOZE it!! Million dollar question is this….
WHAT IN THE HELL IS ACADEMIA AND SO CALLED “SCIENCE” SO AFRAID OF FINDING???? Or why are they so afraid where TRUTH and EVIDENCE might lead????
And since I’m on yet another roll………….I’ve about had it with this CRAP that early man wasn’t in the America when there is all sorts of EVIDENCE he was! I myself have found Oldowan stone tools! Others have to and they’ve also found more sophisticated stone tools that are NOT supposed to be here BUT THEY ARE!! Many people amateur and professional alike have found these “out of place artifacts” all over North, Central, and South America!!!! Hell even the famous Louis Leakey believed he’d find fossil remains of prehistoric humans in the Americas and he left his work in Africa in pursuit of that belief? What made him believe this was so??? Because he KNEW our ancient human ancestors were in the Americas just like they were everywhere else!! Get over the “not in America” CRAP already ACADEMIA!! Your most recent COVERUP involving Kennewick Man hasn’t fooled some of us one bit! You’ve pulled the wool over the eyes of most claiming he was Native American when CLEARLY he has WHITE EUROPEAN features! He was a SOLUTREAN not a Native American!!
(walks away from soapbox issuing a long string of cuss-words to self and giving academia dagger eyes)