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Monday, 7 April 2008

Tektites and "Fused Glass" in Israel ???

Tektites and "Fused Glass" in Israel ???

Paul bristolia at
Mon Apr 7 13:23:46 EDT 2008

In sci.archaeology USENET discussion, The following
statement was made:

"There is an area in Israel where Sodom and Gomorrah
are believed by most historians to have once been.
The plain is littered with spherules of fused glass,
which only forms when very high heat is combined with
great pressure. ..."

This claim was allegedly made on a PBS show in the
mid-1990s according to a post in the thread "Re: Nobel
Laureates v Creationists", Message-ID:
<iojbj0ledno57l9u4f19i9k7mndatv28ac at>,
by "Scotius" at:

Does anyone on this list either know what PBS special
is being referred to by this comment or primary
literature that documents the occurrence of "spherules
of fused glass, which only forms when very high heat
is combined with great pressure " within any part of
Israel? Is this claim about "spherules of fused glass"
having been found in Israel being mentioned in a
mid-1990s PBS Special a figment of "Scotius"

While trying finding out about the occurrence of "fused
glass" in Israel, my web search found reference to
"tektites" having been found in articles by written
pseudoscientific alternative archaeologists including:

1. THE ATLANTEANS Tutors or Tyrants?

The High Window Articles by Michael Tsarion.

Both of the above web pages stated:

"Why are radioactive tektites and isotopes found all over
the Dead Sea basin and at the very location posited for the
ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah?"

and 3. Atlantis, Alien Visitation, and Genetic Manipulation - 06'

"How does the detractor explain the presence of
radioactive tektites and isotopes at the very
sites now known to be the Biblical Sodom and
Gomorrah and Jericho?"

None of these web pages provide any source for tektites
being found in Israel.

Has any credible source reported anything about tektites
being found in Israel? Or is this usual claptrap that alternative
archaeologists post to the Internet?

Best Regards,

Paul H.

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